The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa CARTA is an Africa-based, Africa-led initiative to rebuild and strengthen the capacity of African universities to locally produce well-trained and skilled researchers and scholars. The program addresses an important challenge facing the African academy i.e. the scarcity of a robust research and training infrastructure capable of offering the type of vibrant and sustained doctoral training necessary to attract, train and retain the continent's brightest minds.
CARTA has been structured to fast-track the career development of the next generation of academics; build communities of fellows and mentors; reduce their isolation and; provide them a nurturing environment for research. CARTA's broad development goal is to increase the use of cross-institutional collaboration to build the research capacity of doctoral students and strengthen university systems to lead and conduct research on critical areas around public and population health in the region...Read more