Skills and knowledge are essential if countries are to find their own solutions to their own problems in areas such as health, food security and energy. With scientific skills and knowledge, African countries can begin to make the most of their natural resources, and utilise technology to accelerate economic growth. And with the development and implementation of good policies for service delivery, based on evidence of what works and what does not, essential basic services can be provided for all.

We fund UK and African universities and/or NGOs working in partnership, often together with African government departments or quasi-government bodies such as training and research institutions, to develop training initiatives in science, technology and public service provision.

We also initiate funding collaborations with other foundations to support larger schemes to increase African research capacity.

If you are interested in applying you should see whether your project is eligible and then follow the application process.

Closing date: March 15th 2012