SciDevNet: African Science Initiative, RISE, Likely to Expand

An initiative to train science lecturers and boost collaboration among researchers at African universities is likely to be renewed and expanded next year.

The final installment of a US$5 million grant for the period 2011–2013 for the Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE), launched in 2008, will be provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, United States, in March next year.

But a third phase, from 2014 to 2016 — to focus on building partnerships for expansion and increasing the visibility of academic networks and their activities — is now likely to take place. Full article here.

March 2012