Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants Phase II
The Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants Phase II (or CAREG II) will support more than 20 short-term faculty research exchanges between Canadian and African universities and research institutes during 2013-2015. These exchanges will address one or more of IDRC's core program area priorities. The main objectives will be to: - develop or strengthen action-oriented research and training collaborations; - improve the knowledge of African and Canadian academics; and, - increase mutual familiarity with African and Canadian research, training, and funding options. The project builds on a successful pilot phase which led to practical scientific findings, policy-relevant analyses, new university courses, and a good basis for further collaboration. CAREG II responds to Canadian and African researchers' interest in opportunities to develop closer working relations. It will contribute to IDRC's long-term commitment to the development of research capacity in African organizations. The Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada will manage the project with the assistance of a steering committee. IDRC will be represented on the committee.