AIMS awards six research grants in climate change science

December 18, 2018

IDRC and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) are pleased to announce the first cohort of the Small Research Grants in Climate Change Science. Congratulations to Daniel Akinyele (Nigeria); Ayansina Ayanlade (Nigeria); Timothy Dube (Zimbabwe); Adanna Henri-Ukoha (Nigeria); Muhire Innocent (Rwanda); and Lindani Ncube (South Africa).

The grantees, selected through a rigorous review and selection process, will play a crucial role in providing solutions to various climate change-related challenges. Projects range from developing localized clean energy models for off-grid applications in rural communities to investigating the effects of climate change on the yields of important cash crops such as coffee and tea in Rwanda. Others will monitor invasive species to understand their implications on water resources, explore viable climate change adaptation strategies to improve agricultural production and rural livelihoods, and explore the effects of climate change on fluvial erosion and drainage area adjustments.

Administered by AIMS, the AIMS Small Research Grants in Climate Change are part of the Mathematical Science for Climate Change Resilience (MS4CR) program, which is made possible by a grant from IDRC with the support of Global Affairs Canada. Over the next four years, 16 small research grants will be awarded to outstanding early-career African researchers to fund projects that can contribute to strengthening climate change resilience on local and/or global scales.

Get to know the first cohort of AIMS Small Research Grantees in Climate Change Science.