Mobility and Access in African Cities (MAC): Research Workshop Accra, Ghana, Postponed to 17-21 May 2021, Save the date!

Previously planned in September 2020, the MAC-workshop has been postponed to a new date due to travel restrictions and recommendations surrounding the pandemy.

The MAC Research Workshop 2020 was previously scheduled to take place in Accra, Ghana on 7-11 September 2020. However, due to current travel restrictions, as well as other recommendations and contingencies in connection with the ongoing corona pandemic, it was decided to postpone the workshop until the following date:

  • Date: 17-21 May 2021
  • Location: Accra, Ghana

The event will be opened to invited researchers and a limited number of selected partners with strong relevance for the MAC program. Besides the main event, the workshop week will offer a series of related events, such as a site visit, a “skills and tools” workshop, and a workshop/seminar for PhD students and early career researchers.

More information and Call for research presentations coming soon!


Event: MAC Research Workshop 2021

When: 17-21 May 2021

Where: Accra, Ghana

Save the date! More info will come soon.

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Deadline: 15 September 2021

MOBILITY GRANT 2021- MAC-MG 2021PDF (pdf, 443.4 kB)

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Closed on 2021-03-15.

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