Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia)

Makerere University (Uganda)

University of Ghana

Welcome to the Africa Regional International Staff / Student Exchange: Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing II Programme

The Africa Regional International Staff/Student Exchange: Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing ARISE II Programme is designed to enhance mobility and collaborative research in the fields of Agriculture/ Food Security and Health Sciences. The programme focuses on the fields of Agriculture, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Energy, out of a commitment from the consortium to develop African capacity in Food Security and Sustainable Human Wellbeing.

This theme was selected in response to the mutual challenges of persistent poverty, food (in) security and health crises experienced by the countries in which the African partners are located. As such, this is strongly linked to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.

Leveraging off the commitment by the consortium under ARISE, this programme aims to provide resources and opportunities for student and staff mobility throughout four regions of Africa, offering support for Masters and Doctoral studies as well as for shorter research and administrative visits between consortium partners. ARISE II will offer approximately 46 mobility opportunities.

A central tenet of ARISE II is to promote equity in higher education. The project therefore strongly encourages the participation of female candidates. In line with adherence to the principle of equity, the project will operate within the framework of promoting the cross-cutting tenets of equal opportunities, gender balance and participation by disadvantaged groups.