Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) is a donor funded project run under the Research Capacity Strengthening (RCS) division of the African Population and Health Research Center(APHRC). It is a south-south partnership with a south-north collaboration jointly led by the APHRC, Kenya, and the University of Witwatersrand (Wits). CARTA was formed to support the development of a vibrant African academy able to led world class multidisciplinary research that impacts positively on public and population health.

To be the catalyst for the emergence of a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multidisciplinary research that makes a positive impact on population and public health.

To build high-level capacity for population and public health-related research in Africa.

Our Approach

Doctoral and Post-doctoral Training

CARTA helps universities develop exciting environments for academic and research pursuits. It supports promising African scholars in affiliated universities to obtain high-quality doctoral training in public and population health.

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, to network and to collaborate with peers. CARTA offers a variety of high quality post-doctoral opportunities.

Our Achievements

558

Peer Reviewed Publications

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

44

Graduates

Have completed their PhDs and graduated

570

Trained

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

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192

Enrolled

Currently enrolled 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

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