URBAN RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY CENTRE (URAC)

Conducting Action Research for Evidence based Advocacy.

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Action-oriented applied research

Formative and baseline studies and evaluation

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URAC is a team of experts and associates who are highly qualified and experienced in the outlined and other thematic areas.

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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.

Project funders and partners

these are some of our key partners

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH

MALAWI HILLFESCHWINDEGG
SCHOOLS AND HEALTH FOUNDATION
Malawi Freunde Rottenburg e.V
AFRICAN POPULATION HEALTH RESEARCH CENTRE
URAC UPDATES

URAC HOSTS LO-ACT WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

URAC HOSTS LO-ACT WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATIONMzuzu, Malawi, 13-14th September 2022:URAC hosted a 2-day workshop to discuss current local ...

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URAC JOINS MUSICIAN MACHULUKA IN CHOLERA PREVENTION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

URAC JOINS MUSICIAN MACHULUKA IN CHOLERA PREVENTION AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

URAC JOINS MUSICIAN MACHULUKA IN CHOLERA PREVENTION AWARENESS CAMPAIGNURAC joined hands with prominent musician Machuluka the Tonga Bits king in ...

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URAC and African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC)

African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC)URAC joined the ACRC team to conduct research in Lilongwe City. The aim of the research ...

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URAC Distributes Flood Relief Items in Mzuzu City

URAC Distributes Flood Relief Items in Mzuzu City

URAC Distributes Flood Relief Items in Mzuzu CityURAC recently distributed an assortment of relief items to Mzuzu university students and  ...

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Food loss projects target urban communities in Malawi and Zambia

This article has been copied from https://www.miragenews.com/, where Assoc Prof Mtafu Manda, has been featured on the above title ...

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