University of Ibadan

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University of Ibadan is arguably one of the most interconnected universities in Africa. The university has established several bilateral and multi-lateral linkages with universities in a number of countries including: UK, US, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, South Korea, Japan, and India. It also maintains active partnerships with several universities in more than 13 African countries, examples are: Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA); African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and INDEPTH (Capacity Strengthening & Training for Longitudinal Data Harmonization, Management & Analysis). Through the University of Ibadan, PedaL will leverage these partnerships for upscaling its activities and strengthening its impact. Besides, the university operates a successful mobility scheme: Postgraduate Academic Mobility for African Physician – Scientists (PAMAPS) implements academic mobility among higher education institutions in Africa for a 48-month period for 16 staff and 72 students each year. It has also established itself as a training hub for CARTA’s collaborative education capacity strengthening programmes with facilitators drawn from several countries in Africa, Europe, and North America. PedaL will be anchored in the 23 social science programmes at the University, and it will draw lessons from the mobility scheme as well as those specific to offering training in a hub to mitigate risks and consolidate its successes.