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Centre for Global Development

Research projects

Research projects of CGD faculty associates


Leave no one behind: Empower persons with albinism 

Project leads: Dr. Geetanjali Gill & Catherine Liao

A collaborative project between UFV and the Albinism Royal Foundation focuses on empowering women and girls with albinism in Sierra Leone, Africa. These women and girls, who experience marginalization and stigmatization, will be empowered to be leaders, role models, and advocates for the rights of persons with albinism and gender equality.

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Defence and security foresight: Sub-Saharan Africa and complex peace operations

Faculty member: Dr. Edward Akuffo

The Sub-Saharan Africa and Complex Peace Operations team will focus on sub-Saharan Africa and peace-building, including anticipating crisis in which the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) may be called on to contribute in terms of peace support operations or to provide training and expertise on civil-military relations.

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Research projects of CGD


Archway food bank exploratory project

Project team: Jeffrey Orr, Jessica Price, Stefania Pizzirani, and Edward Akuffo

This exploratory research project seeks to find ways to strengthen the existing services of the Archway Food Bank and identify innovative ways by which the Food Bank can expand its services into new areas in support of its clientele, and other groups such as the Indigenous community, new Canadians, temporary residents, international students, and refugees. 

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