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RSIF Project of the Week


RSIF awards competitive research and innovation grants that complement the PhD training at African universities by supporting research that promotes scientific excellence and use of knowledge for development impact. 

Building Flood Resilience and Adaptation Capacity of Dryland Rural Communities

Project Title: Do-It-Yourself Adaptation: New Pathways for Community Flood Risk Communication
Grant Type: RSIF Research Award
University: Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
Project Leader: Dr Aliyu Salisu Barau
Collaborating partners: International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), India and ImageCat, Inc., USA
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Meet Three of RSIF's 82 PhD Scholars

Name: Alice Achieng Kasera
Nationality: Kenyan
African Host University: University of Nairobi, Kenya
PASET Thematic Area: Energy including renewables
Research Area: Design and construction of an automated biogas system (mini- factory) from hyacinth plant in Lake Victoria regions in Kenya
 
Name: Celestin Sirimu
Nationality: Rwandan
African Host University: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans & Animals in Southern & Eastern Africa (SACIDS)
PASET Thematic Area: Food security and agribusiness
Research Area: Stress activation of dynamically freeze dried starter cultures
 
Name: Rosalyne Naa Norkor Baddoo
Nationality: Ghanaian
African Host University: University of Ghana, Ghana
PASET Thematic Area: Food security and agribusiness
Research Area: Livelihood and food security status of rice value chain actors in the Volta and North East regions of Ghana
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