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Management of research and innovation funds by National Council for Science and Technology – Rwanda

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is a multi-donor initiative funded by IDRC, the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, South Africa’s National Research Foundation, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and the German Research Foundation. Since its inception in 2015, the SGCI has been strengthening the capacities of science granting councils in sub-Saharan African countries to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development. Specifically, the initiative has been strengthening the capacities of councils in research management; use of data and evidence in policy and decision-making; funding research and innovation projects; strategic communications and knowledge translation; and gender equality and inclusivity.

As part of the SGCI’s second phase, IDRC and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation agreed on a new partnership to deepen and extend SGCI’s strategic engagements with up to 17 councils over a period of four years (2022–2025) in areas that are complementary to ongoing SGCI activities. These areas include supporting the councils to fund and manage research and innovation projects.

The overall goal of this project is to support Rwanda’s National Council for Science and Technology (NCTS) to manage research calls in priority areas that are aligned with the country’s national development agenda and NCST’s strategic plan. These areas will include food security and modern agriculture, local production and value addition. The calls are also expected to strengthen research management capacity while promoting collaboration with private sector actors and women’s involvement in research and innovation.

Identificador del Proyecto
Estado de Proyecto
31 months
Funcionario del IDRC
Ellie Osir
Total del financiamiento
CA$ 575,000.00
País de la Institución
Rwanda National Council for Science and Technology