This transdisciplinary and participatory project receives funding from the ‘Africa Multiple’ Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth. It brings together a large team of researchers and collaborative researchers (often non-academic dryland inhabitants) to study the effects of the Covid-19 containment measures in the drylands of 14 countries in Africa, Asia and North America, focusing on two aspects that have been particularly impacted by these measures, mobility and sociality. This project involves two partner institutions of the Cluster of Excellence ‘Africa Multiple’ at the University of Bayreuth: the Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso) and Rhodes University (South Africa), as well as academic institutions and non-governmental organizations in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Inner Asia.


Project Members:

Prof. Dr. Andrea Behrends, University of Bayreuth, Germany

Dr. Angela Kronenburg García, University of Padua, Italy

Dr. Joana Roque de Pinho, ISCTE-IUL Lisbon, Portugal

Prof. Dr. Cyrus Samimi, University of Bayreuth, Germany

and the members of the Covid-19 in African, Asian and North American Drylands Working Group

Key publication