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Project

Strengthening the roles of Africa’s science granting councils 2022–2025
 

Project ID
109949
Total Funding
CAD 777,284.00
IDRC Officer
Naser Faruqui
Project Status
Active
Duration
43 months

Programs and partnerships

Summary

Launched in September 2015, the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) strengthens the capacities of science granting councils in 15-plus countries to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development.Read more

Launched in September 2015, the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) strengthens the capacities of science granting councils in 15-plus countries to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development. Two new partnerships between the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation and IDRC, and between the UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and IDRC, with a joint total investment of CAD$28 million over four years, aim to deepen and sustain the work of the councils through SGCI. This project covers operational costs incurred by IDRC associated with implementing SGCI.

About the partnership

Partnership(s)

Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa

Science granting councils perform crucial functions that contribute to the effective and efficient functioning of national science, technology and innovation (STI) systems.