Cold chain research centre in Rwanda receives UK funding

The Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold chain (ACES) has received funding to support its cold chain research activities in Africa until 2025.

The experts leading research at the Africa Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Cooling and Cold-chain (ACES) have received a £9.5 million (about 11 million dollars) funding from the UK Government that secures their activities until 2025.

This funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) will support further recruitment of lecturers, technicians and research associates on the ACES campus in Kigali, Rwanda. It will also fund additional equipment to help further explore clean cold chains for food and health.

The DEFRA funding supports the mentoring of early-stage researchers and the supervisionof PhD research programmes. It also supports the roll-out of further Specialized Outreach and Knowledge Establishment (SPOKE) hubs to share knowledge, technology demonstration and capacity building into other African markets - building on the first SPOKE being developed in Kenya.


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