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.
Agricultural Data from Acoustic Monitoring
Preamble The motivation for this project is the critical need to improve general farming practices in Rwanda and elsewhere in East Africa. There are many…
An Integrated Near Infra-Red and Magnetic Field System for Non-Invasive Monitoring of body Glucose and Na+/K+ Concentration anomalies: for Diabetes/Cancer Diagnosis
Cancer and diabetes are two of the leading causes of death worldwide, with a positive correlation, and the probability of cancer patients having diabetes is…
Biogas and energy
Introduction The production of gas using organic waste in African countries, particularly Mozambique, is a challenge since it has not been exploited rigorously. This project…
Building Resilient Agribusiness Practitioners through Design Thinking Approach
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…
Capacity Building for University-Industry Business Technology Transfer
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…
Creation of Sustainable Student Companies as an alternative to Self-Employment.
In Mozambique, small and medium-sized companies represent the largest number of existing economic units, representing more than 95% of the universe of legally registered companies….
Deep Learning Approaches to Mineral Prospect Modeling of Rare Earths in Carbonatites
Preamble There is increasing demand for innovative mineral prospecting to identify and define strategic deposits as well as delimit the geologic structures that host the…
Developing Orange Mesocarp and Red Onion Skin into Multifunctional Materials for Oilfield Applications
Preamble Petroleum accounts for a large proportion of global energy consumption and is presently Nigeria’s most vital revenue source. A plethora of chemicals are required…
Do-It-Yourself Adaptation: New Pathways for Community Flood Risk Communication
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…
Electromagnetic Compatibility Monitoring and Prediction Models for Biomedical Devices
Preamble Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is a big concern in electronic devices, particularly in hospitals’ medical devices where there is high concern of health and safety….
Enhancing Biodegradable Sanitary Towel Production through Utilization of Seaweed and Banana Pseudo stem Residues: A Value Addition Strategy
Preamble Environmental sustainability and the protection of our bio ecosystem has become a key focus for organizations globally in line with SDG 17 that supports…
Exploiting the potential of solar-powered cooler for vaccine and perishable foods storage in remote areas of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)
Preamble Vaccines are cost effective method of preventing diseases, improve production activities and limit transmission of diseases. Vaccines are fragile, some of them need low…
Fluoride removal from drinking water using capacitive deionization
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….
Food security, sustainable agribusiness and resource use efficiency in agriculture based on earth observation system
Preamble: Agricultural sector in Mozambique is experiencing a structural transformation characterized by increase of food sizes and intensified use of commercial agro-chemical inputs. There is…
From Research to Markets: Strengthening the Innovation Capacity of AUSTInspire
The African University of Science and Technology (AUST), with support from the World Bank has an African Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Materials – Pan…
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.
PhD Scholars enrolled
Female PhD Scholars
Students & staff trained in cross-cutting courses
Research papers published
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.