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Science, Technology and Environment

This theme focuses on the role that science and technology play in driving development, but also the politics and practices of science, technology and research in everyday settings across Africa. It explores, for example, the politics of knowledge and research, leading to the neglect of some areas and the over-research of others. Its projects are attendant to the complex interplay between actors, policies, projects and the ecological environment that shapes behaviours and outcomes. It also, however, seeks to locate the individual within these dynamics, exploring how people draw on a range of knowledge and resources to prepare for their socio-economic futures.