Institutional University Cooperation with Université de Lubumbashi (UNILU), DR Congo

January 2023 to December 2027
multi-disciplinary research
Université de Lubumbashi (DRC)
Research fields
Agriculture and Food Sciences
Biology and Life Sciences
Business and Economics
Institutional University Cooperation
Law and Political Science

Challenges and opportunities for a sustainable socio-ecology of in the Katangese Copperbelt Area


By providing adequate training and building stronger multi-disciplinary research capacities, UNILU, together with the local stakeholders, could make a significant contribution towards improving the sustainable socio-ecology situation in the Katangese Copperbelt Area.


The project is composed out of 6 sub-projects: (click on the projects to get a short presentation)

Intervention Team Leader DR Congo Team Leader Flanders University FTL
Biodiversity and climate change Basile Mujinya Bazirake Pascal Boeckx UGent
Environment and health Salvius Bakari Amuri Virginie Bito UHasselt
Governance and security Laurent Ngoy Ndjibu Sara Geenen UAntwerpen
Entrepreneurship Pascal Sem Mbimbi Nikolay Dentchev Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Climate smart agriculture for sustainable food systems Florence Kampemba Mujinga Geert Haesaert UGent
Institutional capacity building Donatien Dibwe Dia Mwembu JM Rigo UHasselt


More information on the project can be found here.