The United States Agency For International Development (USAID) has awarded the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Arizona State University a $15 Million grant to facilitate the building of a research facility at the KNUST School of Business.
The school made the announcement earlier today in a tweet.
KNUST and @ASU Awarded $15 Million Grant by the @USAID
The grant amount is to be used towards the establishment of a Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA) at KNUST School of Business. Read More at: https://t.co/r12uN7sbSs pic.twitter.com/ZN56Icxxk3
— KNUST (@KNUSTGH) July 21, 2020
The grant is to be split equally between KNUST and the Arizona State University. The grant is expected to facilitate the construction of the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain-Africa (CARISCA) at KNUST School of Business, under the Building Research and Innovation for Development: Generating Evidence & Training (BRIDGE-Train) programme.
The facility would be used to train and generate the Supply Chain Management research and innovations which will enhance and accelerate development across the African continent.
Professor Nathaniel Boso at the KNUST School of Business and Professor Dale Rogers from Arizona State Univeristy will be the co-directors and lead investigators at the centre.
It is expected that the grant will propel KNUST towards the achievement of its mission which is to “advance knowledge in science and technology through creating an environment for undertaking relevant research, quality teaching, entrepreneurship training and community engagement to improve the quality of life”.