Core Institutions


BecA-ILRI Hub integrating the African Union’s New Partnership for Africa’s Development and the International Livestock Research Institute – addresses Africa’s key agricultural and food security challenges through the application of modern biotechnology.

As the bioinformatics training site, it will contribute to research and capacity-building through hosting, mentoring and supervision of African scientists to implement nationally and regionally relevant research within the TTPs.

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CSRS provides overall leadership and coordination building on partnerships and lessons learnt from leadership of the Afrique One consortium. CSRS focuses on fundamental and applied research addressing national and regional sustainable development priorities.

CSRS brings over 60 years’ expertise in human and animal health and food security. Contributing to all TTPs, it will also serve as the Western training hub. The CSRS’ well developed infrastructure and resource centre is an important asset for the consortium for training and remote communication.

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EISMV has well-established undergraduate and post-graduate training platforms, including veterinary medicine, public health, sustainable development and food quality, across 15 countries in West and Central Africa and expanding into Rwanda and Burundi.

EISMV will be central to the training of veterinarians in One-Health approaches in francophone Africa.

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IRED primarily focuses on joint human and animal health service provision for pastoralists, including research on tuberculosis. It is currently developing syndromic surveillance and response systems for remote rural agro-pastoralists combining innovations of mobile communication applications and One-Health. IRED has also showcased the elimination of dog rabies in N’Djamena and is preparing a national rabies control strategy through Development Impact Bonds.

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NM-AIST trains African scientists to address the continent’s development through the application of science, engineering and technology. NM-AIST will serve as the Eastern training hub. The strategic location in northern Tanzania, and newly-equipped laboratories, provide enhanced operational capacity for conducting research at the human-animal interface.

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NMIMR is a leading centre for medical research, providing a multi-disciplinary environment for public health research and training of undergraduate and postgraduate students. It has high-standard laboratory diagnostic and research infrastructure in support of public health programs, including mycobacterial infections and immunology.

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SUA brings three decades of experience in livestock systems and zoonotic disease in SSA. SUA also has considerable expertise in diagnostic and molecular analyses of bacterial species which will provide essential training and infrastructure to support the TTPs.

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