Capacity Building for the African Institutions of Science and Technology (ACBF-AIST)
Project Name:Capacity Building for the African Institutions of Science and Technology (ACBF-AIST)Institution :International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE), OuagadougouProject Region :West & Central AfricaCountry :Burkina FasoStatus :ActiveGrant Number :293Grant Amount (USD):3 800 000Commitment Date:2012Closing Date:2015Introduction:
The ACBF – AIST program was developed at the request of three African Institutions of Science and Technology and the Nelson Mandela Institution, a Pan-African body with a vision to promote excellence in science and engineering education in Africa. This joint proposal from three of Africa’s centers of excellence in Science education represents ACBF’s contribution to address Africa’s need to develop its homegrown capacity in sciences and technology innovations. In 2012 the Executive Board approved a combined grant of US$ 10.5 million in support of the three Science and Technology centers of excellence in Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Tanzania as well as the coordinating institution (NMI).Project Description:
The goal of the project is to strengthen institutional, technical and managerial capabilities of the NM-AIST in order to enhance its effectiveness as a world class institution by providing the best facilities for graduate and post-doc studies and research that would facilitate bridging between research and industrial development through effective technological innovations for sustainable economic development of the continent.