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


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.

Project ID
Project Status
43 months
IDRC Officer
Naser Faruqui
Total Funding
CA$ 777,284.00
South of Sahara