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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:

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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

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

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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

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

Partnership

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

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Strenghtening

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

Connecting Teams

Support

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