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Strategic Approaches

Strategic Approaches

CARTA is now in its third phase dubbed CARTA 2025 which builds on the successes of the first two phases and has four interlinked strategic thrusts:


Maintenance of a Pipeline of High-Quality Early Career Researchers (ECRs)

CARTA2025 aims to maintain a pipeline of ECRs by:

Creation of Research Hubs in partner institutions


CARTA2025 aims to create multidisciplinary, cross-institutional research hubs in partner universities by:


Mainstream CARTA Interventions at partner institutions

CARTA2025 supports the creation of research supportive environments in African partner institutions by:

  • Enhance supervisors’ understanding of and commitment to the goals of doctoral supervision, exposing them to best practices in doctoral supervision and mentorship – through Supervisors Workshops;
  •  Enhancing critical staff members’ understanding of their critical roles in supporting postgraduate students, while also keeping them abreast with best practices in their functionary areas – through the Faculty and Administrative Staff (FAS) seminars;
  • Supporting partner institutions to independently run existing CARTA interventions – through Mainstreaming projects.

Engage CARTA Community with Society


CARTA2025 aims to enhance the engagement of the CARTA community with society by:


Facilitating partnerships between research hubs and policy actors through co-design of research;



Strengthening CARTA ECR’s competencies in science communication, policy engagement and knowledge translation

Connecting Teams


Supporting uptake of research products from ECRs through publications, conferences, and different forms of media