Health Innovations for Better Livelihoods-Capacity Building
In mid-2009, the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest charity, developed the African Institutions Initiative and invested nearly £30 million in seven consortia designed to build sustainable, independent health research capacity at African institutions in areas relevant to the health and livelihood needs of African countries, regions, and their populations. In collaboration with Rand Europe and Open University, ACTS is providing networking and communication activities for this capacity building initiative. For this initiative, ACTS developed a platform www.africaninstitutionsinitiative.org , to enhance linkage and networking amongst the seven consortia. This platform facilitates repeated interactions, resource sharing, best practices and information sharing amongst consortia partners all geared towards creating a sustainable network.
Project website http://www.africaninstitutionsinitiative.org