The Higher Education for Development (HED) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded Florida A&M University (FAMU) a $50,000 grant through the U.S.-Africa Higher Education Initiative Planning Grant competition.
The grant was awarded to U.S. and African partnering institutions to develop plans to address regional and national economic development priorities including such as engineering, health, agriculture, environment and natural resources, science and technology, education and teacher training/preparation, and business, management and economics.
“We are extremely pleased to fund these additional 13 partnerships,” said Alonzo Fulgham, acting administrator of USAID. “With the addition of these 13, we now have a total of six historically black colleges and universities in the initiative and a number of well-respected, top-ranked academic institutions in the United States and throughout Africa. The expertise and experience delivered by these institutions will have a critical impact as this effort moves forward."
FAMU is currently partnering with the University for Development Studies, Ghana, Africa.
"Faculty and staff at Florida A&M University have created yet another excellent opportunity to address complex health issues,” said Larry Robinson, FAMU vice president for research. “This USAID planning grant allows us to work in collaboration with colleagues in Ghana who have similar interests and are also strongly committed to the resolution of health issues."