January 1, 2008

The Irish-African Partnership for Research Capacity Building (IAPRCB)

The Irish-African Partnership for Research Capacity Building (2008-2011) brings together all nine universities on the island of Ireland and four universities in Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi* in a unique, high-level partnership to develop a coordinated approach to Research Capacity Building (RCB) in higher education institutions. The IAPRCB aims:

  1. To build the capacity for development research in Irish and Northern Irish universities
  2. To build the capacity for research in the four African universities in health and education, and the cross-cutting themes of ICT and gender.

The Partnership is funded as a pilot project under the Programme of Strategic Cooperation between Irish Aid and Higher Education and Research Institutes (2007-2011). It is organised under the umbrella of Universities Ireland, which also provides some matching funding.

The administrative leader of the Partnership is the Centre for Cross Border Studies, with offices in Armagh and at Dublin City University.

* Participating higher education institutions: University of Dublin/Trinity CollegeQueen’s University BelfastDublin City University,University of Limerick/Mary Immaculate CollegeUniversity College DublinUniversity of UlsterNational University of Ireland Galway,National University of Ireland MaynoothUniversity College Cork, Makerere University (Uganda), University of Dar-es-Salaam, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique), University of Malawi, Centre for Cross Border Studies.