In the first instance the Centre will come up with an Africa Charter for Transformative Research Collaborations.
The Charter will stress the the need for partnerships between developed world institutions and African institutions to be the starting point for research activity.
The Centre has launched research projects on topics such as water and sanitation, gender and sexual and reproductive rights, the need to care for the elderly, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and more broadly the way that policies are delivered and implemented. Further topics are being lined up.
The Centre is led by Professor Isabella Aboderin Perivoli Chair in Africa Research and Partnerships