Research and Knowledge


Participatory study on citizens behaviors and the use of public spaces in the light of the COVID19 pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Shamseya conducted this study to investigate the response to and level of worry of the community about the virus. This research also investigates the infection control measures taken by public spaces to limit transmission. We also present a brief reflection about the curfew measures […]


Rotating Savings and Credits Associations “ROSCAs”

Rotating Savings and Credit Associations (ROSCAs) are grass-root micro-finance initiatives that are created within communities of families, friends, co-workers or neighbours, to share common resources in order to address the specific timely financial needs of its members. Run on a volunteer, collective base, members of these associations do not sign […]


On the global problem of antibiotic resistance – who is stepping forward?

Most of us are probably alive and kicking thanks to the discovery and subsequent introduction of antibiotics in the early 20th century. They notably improved the clinical management of infectious diseases, which were previously untreatable or even fatal, winning them a reputation for being “miracle drugs”. Unfortunately, their ability to […]