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Project

Canada-Africa Research Exchange Grants Phase II
 

Project ID
107106
Total Funding
CAD 1,000,000.00
IDRC Officer
Luc Mougeot
Project Status
Completed
End Date
Duration
36 months

Programs and partnerships

Foundations for Innovation

Lead institution(s)

Summary

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.Read more

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.