A map of the world depicting a network betwenn Austria and African countries (opens image in lightbox) © Data sources:, Esri, Garmin, GEBCO, NOAA NGDC and other contributors

In the framework of the 1st and 2nd Africa-UniNet call 41 cooperative research projects between universities and research institutions in Austria and in African countries were accepted for funding. They cover a variety of topics and set out to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The projects comprise partnerships with institutions in 14 countries in Africa: Burkina Faso, DR Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. With twelve cooperations, Ethiopia leads the list of partner countries, followed by Uganda with ten cooperations and Kenya and South Africa with nine cooperations each. More than half of the projects are coordinated by the African partner institution.

The projects are financed by the BMBWF with a total funding amount of ca. 1,000,000 euros for a project duration of up to two years. Their topics cover a variety of disciplines ranging from medicine, health, social work and sociology to agriculture, water resource management and arts. They all share a cooperative and participatory approach, as well as the objective to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. More information on the respective calls as well as the list of financed projects are listed below.

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