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To build a sustainable partnership between UCAR and African Institutions in order to pursue research and applications for the benefit of the African people. The initiative envisioned will:
Involve genuine collaboration with African institutions
Focus on institutional capacity building and research support
Explore science research themes that are critical to Africa and important for the world
Leverage the research infrastructure in the US to add value
Build on existing efforts: Focus on leveraging existing activities and coordinating pre-existing networks, not on creating anything new.
Develop research capacity while integrating research and education: Efforts in Africa must integrate research and education, and will not be successful if they don’t contribute to developing local research capacity.
African Solutions for African Problems: The issues addressed should arise from an needs defined by local institutions, and focus on developing and enabling long-term strategies led by those institutions.
For more information about the UCAR Africa Initiative please contact Raj Pandya by phone (303-497-2650 ) or email (pandya at ucar.edu).