Hazards and Disaster Research Centers in Africa

This page includes a listing of university-based hazards and disaster research centers, organized alphabetically and by UN subregion in Africa.

Eastern Africa

Center/Institute University Country
Department of Disaster Risk Management and Sustainable Development (Periperi U) Bahir Dar University (Periperi U) Ethiopia
African Center for Disaster Risk Management Addis Ababa University Ethiopia
Department of Community Health and Behavioural Studies (Periperi U) Moi University (Periperi U) Kenya
Centre d’Etudes et de Recherchers Economiques pour le dévopement (CERED) (Periperi U) University of Antananarivo (Periperi U) Madagascar
Centre for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Research (CCCDRMR) Malawi University of Science and Technology Malawi
Unidade de Produção e Gestão de Riscos de Desastres (UPGRD) (Periperi U) Universidade Técnica de Moçambique (Periperi U) Mozambique
Disaster Management Training Centre (Periperi U) Ardhi University (Periperi U) Tanzania
Department of Community Health and Behavioural Studies (Periperi U) Makerere University (Periperi U) Uganda
Disaster Management Training Centre Mulungushi University Zambia
Disaster Management Masters’ Programme National University of Science and Technology Zimbabwe

Middle Africa

Center/Institute University Country
Centre for Hazard Monitoring and Disaster Management (CEDIM) (Periperi U) University of Buea (Periperi U) Cameroon

Northern Africa

Center/Institute University Country
Built Environment Research Laboratory (LBE) (Periperi U) University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene (Periperi U) Algeria
UNESCO Chair in Water Resources Omdurman Islamic University Sudan

Southern Africa

Center/Institute University Country
Disaster Management Training and Education Centre for Africa (UFS-DiMTEC) University of the Free State South Africa
Natural Hazard Centre, Africa University of Pretoria South Africa
African Centre for Disaster Studies North-West University South Africa
Research Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction (RADAR) (Periperi U) Stellenbosch University (Periperi U) South Africa

Western Africa

Center/Institute University Country
Department of Geography and Resource Development (Periperi U) University of Ghana (Periperi U) Ghana
Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies University of Maiduguri Nigeria
Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (CDRMDS) (Periperi U) Ahmadu Bello University (Periperi U) Nigeria
Centre for Disaster Risk Management and Development Studies (CDRM&DS) Federal University of Technology, Minna Nigeria
Centre For Disaster Risk Management and Development Planning University of Portharcourt Nigeria
Training and Research Unit For Agronomy, Aquaculture and Food Technology (Periperi U) Gaston Berger University (Periperi U) Senegal

If you have questions about this project, please contact Lori Peek at lori.peek@colorado.edu. If you would like your academic research center listed on this page, or if you’d like to update or add information to a center currently on the map, please contact Mason Mathews at mason.mathews@colorado.edu.