Question Seventeen

17. Capacity Strengthening

  • Q: How do we strengthen research capacities in Africa universities? Hilda Owii 

A: Africa-led initiatives, such as CARTA, such as PASET-RSIF to name but two examples, are expanding.  To our mind it is such initiatives that are key to defining what approaches are needed and appropriate to strengthen capacities in Africa’s universities, and what the role of institutions in the global North in supporting such endeavours should be.   As noted above, we feel that a key element of such support could precisely centre on the fostering of awareness and dialogue on, and the embedding of, required new modes of global North-Africa research cooperation.