Landslides in Equatorial Africa: Identifying culturally, technically and economically feasible resilience strategies



AfReSlide (2013-2018) is a scientific project funded by the Belgian Federal Scientific Policy (Belspo), as part of the Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks (BRAIN-be).


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Fieldwork in the Rwenzori (Uganda):

  • Jan Maes has progressed in identifying and ranking different disaster risk reduction measures in the Rwenzori region. He therefore works in close collaboration with local authorities. Find out more about his research here!
  • Lies Jacobs has mapped new landslides in Bundibugyo, Uganda. Interested in what she will do with this information? Find it out here!

Launch of Vlir-SI with Mountains of the Moon University in Uganda. A two-year project at the MMU has been launched on monitoring disasters and environmental change in the Rwenzori region.


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Previous News (September 2016)


August - October: Kewan Mertens is in the Rwenzori region to interview households affected by landslides. Discover his research here!

June - August 2016: Jan Maes is in the Rwenzori region to implement the first part of his research on resilience strategies at different policy levels in Uganda. He will implement the second part of his research in January 2017. Discover his research here!


New publications are available!

  • View the recent publication of Jacobs et al. here.
  • Be the first to read the recently submitted manuscript by Mertens et al. here.



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