The objective of the project is to support the enhancement region-wide of the quality and sustainability of doctoral training, research and innovation in applied sciences, engineering and technology (ASET). The Project will build on the established framework of the PASET Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) to finance scholarships and research and innovation grants in applied sciences, engineering and technology in Africa, which will contribute to raising to international levels the quality of doctoral training, research and innovation in selected African universities in ASET areas. It is envisioned that this Fund will grow to finance activities beyond the duration of the Project and help create the needed nurturing environment for research and development in sub-Saharan Africa.
These objectives will be achieved through activities categorized under three primary components:
Total Project Cost - 24m
IDA Grant 15m
Non-World Bank Group Financing
Single Purpose Trust Fund 9m
Javier Botero Alvarez
Lead Education Specialist
International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
Programme Manager BioInnovate Africa Programme
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