(translated) 16 research and development projects are presented this Thursday under the framework of the 10-year “Knowledge-for-Development” initiative which includes funding of €10 million.
The Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Manuel Heitor, inaugurated the program this Thursday, July 12, with the presentation of 16 research and development projects at the Ismaili Center in Lisbon. The projects are designed to improve African countries’ capacity to respond to development challenges and to improve people’s quality of life.
The projects are funded under the “Knowledge for Development Initiative” protocol, established in 2016, between the Foundation for Science and Technology and the Aga Khan Development Network. They have the support of several Portuguese institutions of higher education and in particular of the “Global Science” Agenda with Portuguese-speaking African countries.
The protocol has a duration of 10 years and includes a funding of 10 million euros, provided by Ismaili Imamat.