Boost to Bristol’s research in Africa
29 April 2019
A generous £1 million gift from The Perivoli Trust will create new roles and opportunities for Bristol researchers to tackle key challenges and pioneer innovative solutions for the most pressing concerns on the continent.
A new Perivoli Chair in Africa Research and Partnerships will develop and ex-pand the University's portfolio of interdisciplinary research in partnership with universities, international agencies, charities, governments and organisations across Africa.
The gift will additionally fund opportunities for Vice-Chancellor Fellowships, PhD scholarships and ultimately lead to the creation of a new Centre for Africa Research and Partnerships to achieve real and impactful change in the Trust's priority areas of research: education, health and wellbeing, sustainable agriculture, resilience and governance, and migration and mobility.
The University has over 50 active research projects working with African partners, co-created with regional communities to bring real and local impact. Working with its partners in the Worldwide Universities Network and international agencies, Bristol leads projects on sustainable ruminant farming; migration data, policy and development; health outcomes of migration events, and resilient peacebuilding in Africa.