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Fostering Research and Intra-African Knowledge Transfer through Mobility and Education (FRAME)

Title of Research

Fostering Research and Intra-African Knowledge Transfer Through Mobility and Education (FRAME)


Principal Investigator / Project Coordinator

Dr. Lena Dzifa Mensah, Mechanical Engineering Department


Research Team Members and Departments



Other Collaborating Institutions or Departments

Research Amount/ Grant size

€ 280,000 (KNUST share)


Funding Agency/Source of funding

Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme of the European Union


Research Duration (Start and End Date)

60 months (1st February 2020 – 1st January, 2024)


Research Story/ Article

The Brew-Hammond Energy Centre (TBHEC), KNUST together with five (5) other partners from African Higher Education Institutions is implementing a project titled” Fostering Research and Intra-African Knowledge Transfer through Mobility and Education (FRAME)”. FRAME is a part of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme which is set-up under the Pan-African Programme (Development Cooperation Instrument) and is based on the experience of the Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Scheme.

The project has offered scholarships to qualified candidates to undertake both Masters and PhD programmes in various disciplines in any of the partner institutions which include: Namibia University of Science and Technology (lead partner), Namibia, University of Buea, Cameroon, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Hawassa University, Ethiopia and University of the Free State, South Africa.

Read more about the FRAME project here

Expected Outcomes:  The project seeks to improve the skills and competences of students and staff through enhanced mobility between African countries. The specific goal is to implement Master’s, Doctoral level and staff mobilities via a strong graduate research and studies programme on Food, Energy, and Water Security with a suite of academic programmes on offer at the partner institutions.