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Collaborating with Rwanda’s National Council for Science & Technology on capacity building programme

The project “Capacity Strengthening for Science System Actors (C3SA)” is a collaboration between UCL, the University of Rwanda (UR) and Rwanda’s National Council for Science and Technology (NCST).


8 March 2023

International policy case study

Research title: Collaborating with Rwanda’s National Council for Science and Technology on capacity building programmes 
Faculty: UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Activity: Research
Policy type: Science Policy
Country/Region: Africa and the Middle East
Policy partner: Non-UK Government (non-EU)


Dr Julius Mugwagwa, Dr Carla Washbourne, Remy Twiringiyimana and other colleagues at UCL’s Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Public Policy (STEaPP) have been working with their Rwandan partners on the delivery of a training programme for Science Granting Councils (SGCs) and other science system actors in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Through this policy-academia partnership, the collaborators were able to produce fruitful outcomes. They developed a training module for strengthening science system interactions in Sub-Saharan Africa; carried out two one-day, hands-on training sessions in Rwanda to test out and validate the module and then further developed the module with hopes for future use as a UCL-UR CPD programme for Science Granting Councils in SSA. 

Find out more about how the team built the relationship and successfully informed policy below. 


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