BCDI 2030

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Granted by Global Affairs Canada, BCDI 2030 scholarships provide students from 26 eligible Francophonie and Commonwealth countries in Africa, as well as other Small Island Developing States with high-quality, inclusive education and technical and professional training.

Queen's University was selected to host a BCDI 2030 scholarship project.

Thirty-four graduate students over four years will come to Queen’s for placements focused on conducting evidence based, peer-reviewed research on healthcare related problems and technologies.

The scholars will also participate in tailor made programming at Dunin-Deshpande Queen's Innovation Centre on entrepreneurship to facilitate implementation of technologies outside of academia. The overall aim of the program is to empower scholars from multiple countries in Africa to transform implementation of health care technology in their countries. 

Project Details

Check back soon for more details to come.

Queen’s is proud to be developing the BCDI program with the following partners:
  • University of Nouakchott Al Aasriya (Mauritania)
  • Cheikh-Anta-Diop University (Senegal)
  • École Supérieure Polytechnique (Senegal)
  • École militaire de santé (Senegal)
  • Université Assane-Seck de Ziguinchor (Senegal)
  • Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo (Burkina Faso)
  • Université Libre des Pays des Grands Lacs (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Université de Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
  • Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (Tanzania)
  • Tamale Technical University (Ghana)
  • University of Allied Health Sciences (Ghana)
  • Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana)
  • University of Ghana (Ghana)
  • University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  • University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  • Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College (Tanzania)

Canada Visual IdentityBCDI 2030 is an eight-year, $80-million program funded by Global Affairs Canada and jointly administered by Colleges and Institutes Canada and Universities Canada in partnership with the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Association of African Universities (AAU).

Visit the official BCDI 2030 website for more information.
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