Welcome to VIU's ‘Protected Areas and Poverty Reduction: A Canada-Africa Research and Learning Alliance' website! This partnership brings together universities, community organizations and governmentagencies across Canada, Ghana and Tanzania. It aims to address challenges of reducing rural poverty and ensuring environmental sustainability by focusing on protected areas and their adjacent communities in the three countries.
PAPR is led by Grant Murray, from Vancouver Island University, Kwasi Nsiah Gyabaah, from Sunyani Polytechnic in Sunyani, Ghana and Ladislaus Kahana from the College of African Wildlife Management in Tanzania. We are one of four projects included in the International Community University Research Alliance (ICURA) funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC):