Strong Supply Chains, Strong Communities

CARISCA is creating a global center for supply chain research in Ghana

Arizona State University (ASU) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) are building the Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain–Africa (CARISCA). This five-year, $15M project is supported through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Bureau for Development, Democracy, Innovation/Innovation, Technology Research Hub as part of the Building Research and Innovation for Development: Generating Evidence and Training program (BRIDGE-Train). The funded project runs from June 2020 to June 2025. 

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CARISCA’s key objective is to support higher education institutions in building the capacity necessary to provide best-in-class degree programs and training, facilitate research translation and utilization, engage stakeholders in best practices and policy changes that strengthen supply chains, and increase inclusion and impact for women in supply chain management.

CARISCA’s Goals:

  1. Establish KNUST as Africa’s preeminent source of supply chain management expertise;
  2. Serve as a resource for researchers in Ghana and across Africa to drive innovation, research, knowledge translation through the application of research findings, and training to improve African supply chains, sustained by revenue-generating activities and a robust partner network;
  3. Create the supply chain management professionals and research that significantly improves the efficiency and effectiveness of health and agricultural supply chains; and
  4. Increase inclusion and impact for women in supply chain education, research and practice.

CARISCA’s Focus Areas

CARISCA works in four focus areas: research, stakeholder engagement, curriculum, and access and inclusion.

Together, these activities enable KNUST to increase research capacity, strengthen and update supply chain curricula, and provide supply chain management expertise to Ghana and Africa.

These activities also focus on developing partnerships and revenue-generating activities to sustain ongoing growth and influence and encourage and promote the inclusion of women in supply chain education, research and practice.


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