Building Capstone One

The future of care systems, economies and harnessing Africa’s demographic transition

Work in this area seeks to develop a programme of Africa-led collaborative research that generates Africa-centred knowledges about the realities and problematics of early child- and long-term care provision in the continent, and about solutions required to develop transformative care systems that support the  aspirations of individuals, communities and at national levels.

Building on two initial collaborative projects: ‘Care Economy Africa in Kenya and Senegal’ and ‘Developing Ghana’s Care Economy’ and with support from the Perivoli Foundation we are presently working with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), the Namibia Ministry of Health and Social Services and the University of Namibia and the AU Department of Social Affairs to support the identification of a priority agenda for research on LTC specifically for Southern Africa.