Strengthening Research Capacity for Governance and Security in sub-Saharan Africa

African research has yet to recover from the structural adjustment programs of the 1980s and 1990s, when budget cuts dramatically reduced the capacity of universities to invest in research and development. This project will allow the University of Peace - Africa program to offer four full PhD scholarships and 26 doctoral research awards by competitive process at African higher education and research institutions. The awards will include access to supervision and mentorship by senior researchers, online training modules, and semesters abroad in Canadian universities. The idea is to produce a critical mass of skilled researchers on governance and security who will become the policymakers, researchers, mentors and practitioners of the future.

Project ID

106726

Project status

Active

Start Date

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

End Date

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Duration

36 months

IDRC Officer

Thioune, Ramata Aw

Total funding

CA$ 767,900

Countries

North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Ethiopia

Program

Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Dr. Jean-Bosco Butera

Institution

University for Peace

Institution Country

Ethiopia

Institution Website

http://www.upeace.org