University of Ghana

For Systems To Develop Alumni Engagement For The Regional Institute For Population Studies Program

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www.ug.edu.gh 
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PO Box LG 25, Legon, Ghana
Grants to this Grantee
for the Regional Institute for Population Studies program  
The Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana is a rising center of excellence for interdisciplinary research and training in population sciences in Africa. Recommended core support for the RIPS program would enable the Institute to invest deeply in areas with high potential for growth. RIPS will broaden seed investments to expand its funded research portfolio, including its nascent population and health research site. The Institute also plans an expansion of its international programs, taking on doctoral candidates from other regions of the continent, and leveraging its alumni network to build an international portfolio of research.
for the videoconferencing project  
For a videoconferencing project
for the Regional Institute for Population Studies program  
For the Regional Institute for Population Studies program Although brain drain and a poor funding environment for demographic training in Africa has caused many of its peer institutions to fall into decay, the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) at the University of Ghana has instead quickly transformed into a rising center of excellence for interdisciplinary research and training in population sciences on the continent. Through its partnership with the Hewlett Foundation, RIPS has created an environment in which the right incentives and opportunities intensify revenue-generating research activity and retain elite talent. RIPS encourages talented graduate candidates to move beyond technical training into professional research opportunities early in their studies that will provide them with the skills to pursue viable professional careers and funding opportunities in Africa. Recommended general support for the RIPS program would enable RIPS to fund the mentorship and research apprenticeship of its top students, to continue to expand its funded research portfolio, and to begin to regionalize the program beyond Ghana. The proposed grant is aligned with Guideline 2 of the Population Program strategy with a focus on training of population studies scholars.

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