Project Value: US$ 2.2M
ATPS has partnered with the South African based Stellenbosch University agrees to undertake a project dubbed TRECCAfrica under the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme Lot 1-Africa (EACEA/35/10).
As an associate partner, ATPS role in the project is to enhance the policy skills of the TRECCAfrican students and staff members and to raise awareness of the program among our numerous stakeholders including policy makers, researchers, private sector actors, civil society groups and the media in Africa and the Diaspora. ATPS will also offer modules on policy translation of research results and policy advocacy skills during the proposed TRECCAfrica Transdisciplinary Summer Schools as well as through an internship program for selected TRECCAfrican students.
In addition, ATPS will also organize workshops that will bring relevant stakeholders together to foster networking and collaboration opportunities among partners in the academic mobility scheme and other stakeholders in Africa and the Diaspora. The ATPS will also offer to the consortium its Interactive Collaborative Environment (ICE) platform for climate change adaptation and mitigation in Africa to enhance collaboration and coordination amongst the participating staff and students.
This project is of strategic importance to the ATPS as it will enhance its continuing efforts to build a strong African network of academics and students to tackle the twin challenge of climate change and resource depletion facing the African continent. Other institutions involved in the project include Mekelle University, Ethiopia; University of Ghana; University of Nairobi; University of Dar Es Salaam; and the University of Nigeria