The Urban Action Lab hosts international students


We are host two international students Emily Strong and Ian Plekker from Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Emily and Ian are masters students in International Development Studies at Utrecht University, for their master’s thesis research they are conducting fieldwork research here in Kampala with Urban Action Lab Makerere University studying the impacts of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway.

Ian’s research will focus on two particularities within this project: people’s mobility and the intra- and inter-slum dynamics. While Emily’s research will focus on the differentiated impact of development corridors on local communities by exploring how the experiences of local communities affected by the construction of the Kampala Jinja Expressway are differentiated by power-dynamics during the pre-displacement phase.

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