Project ID 507RAF2000

Population growth in Africa presents both a challenge and an opportunity: education and training of young people will be paramount to secure a path towards sustainability for the Continent. To facilitate the setting up of new researchers in their home countries, TWAS and BMBF propose a novel modular programme which combines elements of research grants, mobility and training. A huge range of technical and soft skills will be developed, with opportunities to link with industry. The modular structure means that the programme can be tailored to different needs and contexts. The programme also brings forward an innovative approach to support women scientists.

  • On-going

USD 6,040,944

Total Project Budget

USD 1,178,963

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2020.08.24
End Date 2027.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation


Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Natural sciences Germany 6,040,944 1,178,963

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 4 - Advance international cooperation in science, technology and innovation Output: 4.SC5 - Institutional and human capacities in basic sciences, technology, research, innovation, and engineering enhanced to advance knowledge for sustainable development
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.IP2 - Environmental education strengthened to equip learners to address global environmental challenges
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 20%
  • 70%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 20%
  • Priority Africa | 100%