URBAN RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY CENTRE (URAC)

Conducting Action Research for Evidence based Advocacy.

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FISH FEED TRIALING AND ITS IMPACT ON TILAPIA SPP GROWTH

FISH FEED TRIALING AND ITS IMPACT ON TILAPIA SPP GROWTH

URACDec 10, 20231 min read

Mzuzu University and Urban Research and Advocacy Center (URAC) with support from Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC) implemented the research project using a farmer-to[1]market value chain approach with Kamuzu View Cooperative at…

GENDER AND MARKET GOVERNANCE IN MZUZU CITY

GENDER AND MARKET GOVERNANCE IN MZUZU CITY

URACAug 5, 20231 min read

Background and ObjectivesThe Africities Food-loss project was implemented in Malawi by the Mzuzu University in collaboration with the Urban Research and Advocacy Center (URAC). Download the article below to Read…

Four Boreholes Handed Over to one of Nkhotakota’s Community

Four Boreholes Handed Over to one of Nkhotakota’s Community

URACAug 1, 20231 min read

FOUR BOREHOLES HANDED OVER  TO THE COMMUNITY NKHOTAKOTA Speaking during the ceremony, URAC Director Dr. Mtafu Manda thanked all partners including the government through the District Water Department for their…

School Block at Geisha informal settlement, Mzuzu City, 2020

Our Goal

We are driven by the belief that all human beings desire to live better and inclusion is therefore a must. Through action research, participatory data utilization, training and advocacy, our overall goal is to positively contribute to the improvement of the quality of life in the society we live in. We use our advanced research capabilities and unique professional expertise.

Our Aim

URAC aims at promoting evidence-based development policy planning and implementation, services delivery, and accountability. Since its establishment in 2016 the Centre has been committed to enhancing and sustaining strong data-informed decision-making cultures in public, private, and community-based institutions.

Our Mission

URAC empowers academics, development practitioners, service providers, and beneficiaries to utilize data, analytics, information, and evidence to make sound decisions and choices, and take actions that benefit local communities and society at large.

Our Vision

To be a national and regional leader in the promotion of evidence-based development planning and implementation, and advocacy for people-centred services delivery systems.

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