Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa - London

The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa (FLIA)

London School of Economics, United Kingdom 

The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa (FLIA) focuses on engagement with Africa through cutting-edge research, teaching and public events, strengthening LSE’s long-term commitment to place Africa at the heart of understandings and debates on global issues.

Martha Geiger – AEGIS Plenary Representative

Professor Tim Allen – AEGIS Plenary Representative

Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa
London School of Economics and Political Science
Pethick-Lawrence House, 8th Floor
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom 

Tel: +44 20 7107 5356


Research and publications: 

The Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa conducts world-leading research projects across social science disciplines in collaboration with local partners on the continent. The African Trade Policy Programme evaluates and contributes to trade policies that can help African countries better leverage trade as a vehicle for inclusive development. The China-Africa Initiative explores the deepening economic interconnectedness between China and Africa. The Periscope project researches the response to COVID-19 and enhancing preparedness for future pandemics. Hosted at the FLIA, the Centre for Public Authority and International Development is at the forefront of cutting-edge interdisciplinary research designed to strengthen knowledge about how governance in impoverished, marginal and/or conflict-affected places functions. 

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