Our Impact


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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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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Tools for East African Lakes (TEAL)

Thematic Area: ICTs including big data and artificial intelligence

Preamble: The East African Region has many lakes of all sizes that provide important ecosystem services to the communities adjacent to the lakes. Among the…

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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.