End Date : 01.01.2016
Start Date : 01.01.2012
Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE) Project
Department : Okavango Research Institute
Researcher : Prof Wellington R.L. Masamba
Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE) is aimed at strengthening higher education in the sciences and engineering by increasing the population of skilled Ph.D. and M.Sc. scientists and engineers teaching in Africa's universities. RISE is supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote "the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding". The Science Initiative Group (SIG) housed within the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, is leading the RISE initiative in consultation with African partners. The Sub-Saharan African Water Resource Network (SSAWRN) is one of five networks that has received funding through the Carnegie-IAS Regional Initiative in Science and Education. The institutions in the Sub-Saharan Africa Water Resources Network are: Institute for Water Research (IWR), Rhodes Universit, Grahamstown, South-Africa, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Makerere Waternetwork, Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), Okavango Research Institute, University of Botswana, Maun, Botswana. Department of Geology, Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique. RISE networks provide comprehensive graduate training programs, where students and faculty seeking advanced degrees can take advantage of the complementary instruction and research opportunities available at each institution within the network. Networks also enable researchers from multiple universities to use specialized scientific instrumentation that may be available at only one of the sites, or to pool resources to obtain new equipment.