Planning Grant: Addressing Challenges to the Fragile Sahelian Ecosystem
In 2009, HED made available 33 planning grants for Africa through USAID. These $50,000, five-month awards supported planning for long-term partnerships. More than 300 potential partners applied for the planning grants. Of the 33 winners, 11 are now implementing their proposals.
The partnerships seek to strengthen the capacity of African higher education institutions and increase the engagement of U.S. higher education institutions in Africa. Each proposal addresses a developmental need in agriculture, environment and natural resources, health, science and technology, engineering, education and teacher training/preparation, or business, management and economics.
The partners proposed to develop A.S., B.S., and M.S. degree programs in agro-ecology with a focus on the sustainable horticultural production in the Senegal River Basin and the long-term professional capacity to manage challenges to the fragile Sahelian ecosystem.The partnership proposal received funding in December 2010. For more information about their work, please read the full partnership description.
At a Glance
Ohio State University; Université Gaston Berger (Planning Grant)
May 2009–Nov 2009