Citizen Action
Understanding how ordinary citizens acting against violence and social conflict can contribute towards a more meaningful experience of citizenship.

Ecology & Society
Exploring the links between people, livelihoods and the natural environment, so as to best foster the philosophy of sustainable development.

Health Participation
Fostering and supporting public health through innovative engagement and research strategies.

Informality
Understanding, interacting with, and devising pragmatic programmes and policy for improving the function of the informal economy of southern Africa.

Enabling Youth
Understanding the challenges and issues facing disadvantaged youth in order to support and develop innovative strategies which enable young people to overcome the barriers preventing them from realising their potential.