COMPONENT 1: Research

Goal: Strengthen African higher education institution capacity for and adoption of innovative, locally relevant research.

CARISCA will provide technical assistance to strengthen KNUST’s capacity to apply global best practices for development-relevant research in emergent supply chain management (SCM) research topics with applications to health, agriculture, and other sectors.

In addition to foundational topics, CARISCA will explore possibilities for integrating emerging research approaches such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning; blockchain; simulations for teaching and decision making; Internet of Things for tracking; localization of SCM in emerging markets; and low-infrastructure solutions.

We will draw upon local faculty experts to adapt and integrate relevant research topics based on in-country and pan-African needs.