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.

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Start Date

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

End Date

Saturday, October 31, 2015


36 months

IDRC Officer

Thioune, Ramata Aw

Total funding

CA$ 767,900


North of Sahara, South of Sahara, Ethiopia


Governance and Justice

Project Leader

Dr. Jean-Bosco Butera


University for Peace

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