About Us

About Us

Our overarching goals are to:

Build vibrant, viable, sustainable multidisciplinary research hubs at Africa-based universities.
Create networks of locally-trained internationally recognized scholars
Enhance the capacity of African universities to lead globally competitive research and training programs.

Our History

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) was formed, in 2008, to support the development of a vibrant African academy able to lead world-class multidisciplinary research that impacts positively on public and population health. The consortium enhances the capacity of African universities to create sustainable multidisciplinary research hubs by supporting junior faculty members to undertake their doctoral training locally and to become internationally recognized research leaders. Ultimately, CARTA strengthens university-wide systems to support research. CARTA offers a well thought out approach to rebuild and to strengthen the capacity of African universities to produce world-class researchers, research leaders, and scholars. CARTA is a collaboration jointly led by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), Kenya, and the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa.


To create and sustain African research-intensive universities that prioritize maintenance of a pipeline of high-quality multidisciplinary early career researchers (ECRs) in public and population health in the SSA region.


A vibrant multidisciplinary African Academy able to lead world-class reseach that makes a positive impact on public and population health.