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Mzuzu City Markets Women Traders Form Committee

URACFeb 27, 20233 min read

By: Rachael Josiah, Intern at URAC. Email: rachealious203@gmail.com As part of the ACIAR funded research project of Urban Food Loss in Mzuzu City, Mzuzu University and URAC organized a one-day workshop to train women traders in market by-laws and cooperative…


Sustainable Construction Workshop

URACFeb 24, 20232 min read

Dar es Salaam 16-20 January, 2023: The University of Dar es Salaam of Tanzania and the Technical University of Munich of Germany organised the Sustainable Construction (SusCon) workshop for Sub-Saharan…


Drivers of Food Losses in Mzuzu City, Malawi

URACDec 18, 20225 min read

DRIVERS OF FOOD LOSSES IN MZUZU CITY, MALAWI Blog by: Tiwonge Baloyi tiwongebaloyi@gmail.com  & Faith Manda fhmanda@gmail.com A 2011 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) publication established that approximately one third…

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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