The DigiGrad Project focuses on some of the main challenges facing African universities i.e. deficient research capacities, weak capacities for postgraduate training and inability to take advantage of the opportunities presented by internationalization.
It also takes cognisance of the opportunities presented by the developments in ICTs, digitalization and the shift to online learning especially arising from the impacts of the COVID 19 Pandemic.
DigiGrad Africa targets multi-stakeholders in the university to ensure robust capacities to internationalise digitalise and enhance young researchers’ careers.
It begins with a strategic revision phase, targeting internationalisation strategies, as a baseline for then focusing on the specific needs of supervisors and young researchers to improve their international research skills and competencies.
One of the main outcomes is not only a co-developed and replicable learning programme for young researchers, but also a new network for young African researchers to be hosted by ANIE.