AESA team visits CARTA secretariat
A team from the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) led its Executive Director, Dr. Thomas Kariuki, visited the CARTA secretariat on March 24, 2016. This visit is part of the visits AESA is doing to Wellcome Trust Grantees in Africa under the DELTAS program.
AESA is a pan-African science funding and agenda-setting platform created by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and NEPAD Agency and is implementing a multi-million dollar grant programmes to support research on Africa’s health related challenges and opportunities. The initial funding for AESA comes from the AAS, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the UK Department for International Development, NAPAD Agency and the Wellcome trust.
During the AESA visit to CARTA secretariat offices at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) campus, the team was introduced to the CARTA program by the CARTA team led by its director, Dr. Alex Ezeh.
“Our visit to CARTA is enable us learn more about the program, its vision and mission in order to help us better support it,” said Dr. Kariuki. “We intend to visit all the 11 African DELTAS grantees to establish a rapport and strengthen our relationships to ensure success in the implementation of the grants.
During the one-day meeting, participants from both CARTA and AESA held discussion on governance issues, institutional support, key policies and financial environment under which the DELTAS projects will be implemented.
“We are happy and pleased to host the AESA team today,” said Dr. Ezeh. “We look forward to working together with the team.”