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Projects

RSIF awards competitive research and innovation grants that complements the PhD training at African universities by supporting research that promotes scientific excellence and use of knowledge for development impact.

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Building Resilient Agribusiness Practitioners through Design Thinking Approach

Thematic Area: Food security and agribusiness

The innovation in the design thinking approach is the shift from the traditional analytical skills development approach which misses three critical aspects of human resource…

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Capacity Building for University-Industry Business Technology Transfer

Thematic Area: Energy including renewables

University-Industry partnerships have been acknowledged as important contributions in development of national economies especially in western countries. This project aims to develop capacity for innovation…

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Do-It-Yourself Adaptation: New Pathways for Community Flood Risk Communication

Thematic Area: Climate change

Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is one of the regions most exposed to the negative effects of global climate change. In particular, frequent droughts and floods locked…

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Fluoride removal from drinking water using capacitive deionization

Thematic Area: Minerals, mining and materials engineering

Capacitive deionization (CDI) is an emerging desalination technology which has various merits compared to the conventional methods such as reverse osmosis and thermally based ones….

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From Research to Markets: Strengthening the Innovation Capacity of AUSTInspire

Thematic Area: Minerals, mining and materials engineering

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST), with support from the World Bank has an African Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Materials – Pan…

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Initiatives for Sustainable Food Security Innovations in the Drylands

Thematic Area: Climate change

The key for ensuring the sustainability of Africa’s industrialization goal is to create constructive partnerships between academic institutions and private sector to facilitate robust innovation…

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Innovative Biosystems for Self-sufficiency in Molecular Biology Reagents in Africa

Thematic Area: Food security and agribusiness

Education, research, and innovation in African Universities have a great role and potential to play in achieving the objectives of STISA-2024 and Africa’s socioeconomic transformation….

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Institutional framework to enhance the Agri-innovation ecosystem within the University of Ghana (IFEA-Eco)

Thematic Area: Food security and agribusiness

Food security-agribusiness linkage is a phenomenon that has been driven by the natural tendency for eating what one does not grow. Food is needed by…

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Real time Assessment of the indoor air pollution in Sub-Saharan households (Case study: Rwanda rural and urban areas)

Thematic Area: ICTs including big data and artificial intelligence

Indoor air pollution is an imminent problem especially in developing countries where people heavily rely on solid biomass fuel. Indoor air pollution has more significant…

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Research and development of photovoltaics based on lead-free perovskite solar cell technology

Thematic Area: Energy including renewables

One of the major social challenges in Africa is the availability of affordable energy mostly to the rural communities. Most of the African population (about…

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Smart Bee Hiving Technology

Thematic Area: ICTs including big data and artificial intelligence

Beekeeping in Africa has been practiced for many years through successive generations and along inherited patterns. The activity has basically been traditional and of non-commercial…

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Solar-assisted heat pump dryer with energy storage for drying biomaterials

Thematic Area: Minerals, mining and materials engineering

Fruits, medicinal herbs and vegetables which are traditionally sun-dried, are often of poor quality due to the complexity in controlling the rate of drying and…

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Strengthening Institutional Infrastructure for an Innovation Ecosystem

Thematic Area: Energy including renewables

Innovation ecosystems encompass the economic, social, political, organizational, and institutional elements that, influence the development and diffusion of innovations. African researchers are under pressure to…

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Sustainable and innovative yam production in Côte d’Ivoire through post-harvest pest control

Thematic Area: Climate change

Yam is a staple food in many of the tropical countries of Asia, South America, and Africa, and particularly West Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa supplies 95%…

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RSIF Results

RSIF aims to strengthen the institutional capacity for quality and sustainable doctoral training, research and innovation in transformative technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. The infographic below shows the status of progress against key targets.

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PhD Scholars enrolled

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Female PhD Scholars

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Students & staff trained in cross-cutting courses

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Research papers published

Impact Map

In the first diagram below you can explore the number of current students by cohort and by nationality.
Point on the colored countries on the map to get information about the African Host Universities and number of current students registered for PhD there. Use the filter options to get more detailed info by country, by thematic priority area or by African Host University.
In the last diagram you see the distribution of current students registered by African host university.