Research project The overall objective of the proposed programme is to strengthen scientific research and training capacity at UEM to generate knowledge for population and development policy for social well-being in Mozambique.
The overall objective of the proposed programme is to strengthen scientific research and training capacity at UEM to generate knowledge for population and development policy for social well-being in Mozambique. The programme specifically deploys an inter- and transdisciplinary methodology to strengthen capacity for research and training in the broad field of population dynamics and socio-economic well-being with particular emphasis on demographic and health transition dynamics, sexual and reproductive health dynamics, climate change and population dynamics, and biomedical practices and well-being. In order to ensure that individual PhD and Post-doc projects do not gravitate towards disciplinary approaches treated in isolation from broader contexts of health and well-being, the program emphasizes the development of a transdisciplinary research and training environment (TReaT) that promotes communication and collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries. The specific objectives of the proposed programme are: • To create transdisciplinary research environment at UEM together and in connection with key partners (CISM, Umeå Univ, Uppsala Univ, Wits. Univ) • To improve supervision and co-supervision capacity of UEM and other research institutions in Mozambique • To achieve transdisciplinary synergies by close collaboration with the programme Health System strengthening, from primary to tertiary care • To strengthen capacity to generate new scientific knowledge and to inform population and development policies • To create or strengthen capacity of UEM to run Masters and PhD programmes in population and health, including the impact of climate change • To train masters, PhD and postdocs in population and health, and increase the ratio of females to males The diversity of the partners to this proposal (UEM, CISM, Umeå Univ., Uppsala Univ, Wits. Univ) together with their commitment to contributing to the production of a common research environment are an institutional strength for addressing challenges to health and well-being that are fundamentally transdisciplinary in nature. It is foreseen that the research environments and capacities built through this project will complement and engage with other programmes of support being developed within the health theme.