The Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF), PASET’s flagship initiative for PhD education, research and innovation, has received contributions from the Governments of Kenya and Rwanda, delivering on commitments made by the two member countries when they joined PASET.

Kenya made a $2 million contribution, matching its pledge in full. Dr. Florah Karimi, a Technical Advisor for University Education to the Government of Kenya’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology said, “With this contribution, the Government of Kenya is proud to deliver on its promised commitment to the RSIF, to help create the next generation of African leaders in applied sciences, engineering and technology. We are hopeful that this contribution will also inspire other African countries to join PASET’s far-reaching investment to our region’s future.

The Government of Rwanda contributed $0.5 million towards its commitment of $2 million for the RSIF. Hon. Dr. Papias Malimba Musafiri, Rwanda’s former Minister of Education, said, “The RSIF will help African students study at some of Africa’s most competitive science and technology programs. The Government of Rwanda is pleased to be an integral part of this initiative, and contribute toward Africa’s transformation into a knowledge and research driven economy.”

RSIF has received pledges of $10 million from the Governments of Senegal, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, and Ivory Coast. It is currently in process of selecting its first student cohort, which will receive scholarships at some of Africa’s most competitive programs in applied sciences, engineering and technology. Learn more here.

Source: PASET Update Newsletter