The Partnership for skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering, and technology (PASET), is an initiative by African governments to address fundamental gaps in skills and knowledge necessary for long-term,sustained economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).PASET was launched in 2013 by the geovernments of Senegal,Ethiopia and Rwanda,while the governments of Kenya and Ivory Coast have since joined the partnership.It established a Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF) to contribute towards the training of a critical mass of Ph.D. and post-doctoral candidates,and support reseach and innovation in the following priority thematic areas:
* ICTs including big data and artificial intelligence;
* Food security and agribusiness;
* Minerals,mining and materials engineering;
* Energy including renewable and
* Climate change.
RSIF focuses on transformative technologies that have a far-reaching positive impact on society.It is currently funded partly by contributions from African governments,the World Bank and the Government of korea; and implemented by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology(icipe) in Nairobi,Kenya,as the RSIF Regional Coordination Unit.
The PASET RSIF requests applications from universities in Sub-Sahara Africa to become RSIF Host universities for Ph.D. scholarships,research and innovation in Applied sciences,engineering and technology.You are hereby requested to inform all interested Academic Staff of your faculty to apply using the following link:
The application closes on January 17,2019 at 7:00 Hours East Africa Time.