The International Support Network for African Development (ISNAD-Africa) is a UNEP-accredited pan-African initiative that is committed to raising global and multi-stakeholder support for greener and climate-resilient Africa through a multidisciplinary network of various stakeholders active in various disciplines across the globe.
ISNAD-Africa’s Mentoring for Research Programme (MRP) establishes technical and thematic mentoring relationships between students in African Universities, and, experienced researchers and professionals from more than 50 countries across the globe. Students selected for the programme are those who are undergoing postgraduate (master’s and doctoral) degree programmes in any discipline and are conducting research on sustainable energy, environment and climate change among other green growth topics for their thesis. The programme currently has, as mentors, over 140 researchers and professionals from various institutions and organisations such as the World Bank, European Union’s Joint Research Center, Harvard University, Yale University, Imperial College London, Center for International Climate and Environmental Research (CICERO), Chatham House, the University of Toronto among other world-class institutions and international organisations. Since its inception in 2017, the programme currently has supported over 110 masters and PhD students from various universities in twenty (20) African countries.
By working with our partners, ISNAD-Africa also secures fellowships and grant for most outstanding students (mentees) on the programme to participate in international trainings and conferences.
In preparation for the commencement of the 2021 cohort of the programme, ISNAD-Africa invites applications from qualified and interested students (Master’s and Doctoral) in universities across African countries for the 2021 cohort of its Mentoring for Research Programme (MRP).