Support for research call management in Rwanda
The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a multi-donor initiative supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, IDRC, and South Africa’s National Research Foundation. Since its inception in 2015, the Initiative has been strengthening the capacities of science granting councils (SGCs) in 15 sub-Saharan African countries to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development. Specifically, the Initiative is strengthening the ability of participating councils to manage research; design and monitor research programs; formulate and implement policies based on the use of robust science, technology, and innovation indicators; support knowledge transfer to the private sector; and establish partnerships among councils and with other science system actors.
The overall goal of this project is to support Rwanda’s National Council for Science and Technology to manage research calls in areas aligned with the country’s national priority areas, namely sustainable energy, agriculture, and food security, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty and hunger.