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).



NEW 1: All the abstracts of our publications are online! Check them out here!


NEW 2: The Newsletter of September 2017 is published! Check it out here!


Recent News (August 2017):


A (last?) fieldwork is ongoing in the Bamboutos in Cameroon! Midas Baert, masterstudent at the University of Leuven, is doing research for his masterthesis, investigating which factors influence whether farmers want to relocate in the Bamboutos. This research fits into the socio-economic analysis of DRR strategies at household level. This is one of the major topics of the research of Kewan Mertens. Find out more about this research here!


The regional landslide susceptibility map for the Rwenzori mountains in Cameroon might well be available soon. Out main researcher on landslides susceptibility, Lies Jacobs, is currently running the last robustness checks. We are excited about the results! Keep an eye on the progress on Lies' research here!


We are launching an ART COMPETITION! To sensitize local stakeholders about individual measures that can be taken against landslides in the Rwenzori region, a poster is being developed. The messages will be conveyed with drawings that are made by artist in the Rwenzori region. The competitions is currently ongoing. Do you have amazing drawing/designer skills, or do you know someone that could have these skills? Please feel free to contact Clovis or Jan for further information!


More publications are coming! Check them out here!


Previous News (March 2017)


Read our latest newsletter (January 2017) here!


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.


A new publication is available! Are you interested in an overview of potential resilience strategies in the Global South? Check it out here!



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