Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa. The consortium is built on a merit driven system that ensures transparency and accountability to its members.

Our Approach

Doctoral and Post-doctral Training.

This program focuses on reforming higher education in Africa by helping universities develop exciting environments for academic and research pursuits and supporting promising African scholars …

Institutionalization of CARTA

CARTA strengthens the human resources and university-wide systems resources critical to the success and sustainability of its programs at affiliated universities through workshops for librarians, graduate program..

Securing the Future of CARTA Graduates

Graduates need opportunities to further their training, and to network and collaborate with peers. CARTA offers a variety of high quality post-doctoral opportunities.

Our Achievements

Since inception, the CARTA program has been training African PhD scholars to international standards here on the continent. The program seeks to build and retain a vibrant African academy of researchers who are able to lead world-class research providing solutions to the enduring challenges that impede growth and development.

CARTA’s cohort-based approach is developing a pipeline of highly trained and quality doctoral graduates, and provides a conducive working environment for these graduates in African universities to ensure its impact. Here are some of the program’s achievements to date


Peer Reviewed Publications

A Vibrant community of scholars active in research, doctoral training, and strengthening university systems in Africa



Have completed their PhDs and graduated



Faculty and staff of universities trained on research governance, management and administration



Currently enrolles in PhD training across partner African universities and research institutions

“There is now general recognition among the CARTA stakeholders, and especially the fellows themselves, that the CARTA approach represents a significant enhancement of quality and that they will emerge with an education that is on par with international standards”. —SIDA Evaluation Report




Meet our Fellows


CARTA Newsletter


Grants and Scholarships