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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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In vitro production of premium forest native species of Mozambique

Thematic Area: Climate change

The premium forest species native to Mozambique have the potential to contribute significantly to the national economy, however, they are extremely exploited for timber production…

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Increasing resilience of smallholder farmers to Climate change through adoption of Climate Smart Agriculture practices in Mozambique

Thematic Area: Climate change

Project Overview Our climate is changing, limiting soil fertility conditions, agriculture, and food security has become a critical area of concern. Agricultural production and productivity…

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Infectious Diseases Outbreak Prediction using Geolocation Data with Machine Learning

Thematic Area: ICTs including big data and artificial intelligence

Preamble  Although the recent COVID-19 pandemic is arguably the most disastrous pandemic of the 21st century, disease outbreaks regularly occur, albeit on a geographically limited…

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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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Innovating Out of the Urban Street Food Safety Challenges in Ghana (Urban Safe)

Thematic Area: Food security and agribusiness

Preamble For the low- and middle-income class of African economies, street foods may provide the fastest and cheapest alternative source of prepared food compared to…

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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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Large-Scale Manufacturing of Personal Protective Equipment for the Medical Industry in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa via 3D Printing

Thematic Area: Minerals, mining and materials engineering

Preamble  COVID-19 is a communicable respiratory disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus that has exponential cases in most countries around the world since…

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Practical development of microparticles-based assay for direct detection of viral RNA from non-invasive and complex animal matrices.

Thematic Area: Food security and agribusiness

Preamble Early detection of disease-causing pathogens including viruses of both animal and human, is the most important epidemiological activity towards prevention and control of infectious…

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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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Self-Cleaning Solar Module for Enhanced Electrical Output

Thematic Area: Energy including renewables

Preamble   Over the years, photovoltaics has shown great potential as an alternative source of energy to complement the fossil fuel for energy generation.  Several…

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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 dryer integrated with natural rocks as energy storage for drying fruits and vegetables in Mozambique

Thematic Area: Energy including renewables

Preamble  In Mozambique, more than 80% of the total population lives in rural areas and depend on agriculture, livestock and silviculture – activities often affected…

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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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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.