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Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy

Helping to drive economic development in Africa through high-tech skills

Development in Africa with Radio Astronomy (DARA) is a joint UK-South African development project, which aims to develop high-tech skills using radio astronomy in a number of African partner countries - Ghana, Kenya, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Madagascar, Mozambique and Mauritius. DARA grew out the understanding that radio astronomy encompasses all of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills that underpin the emergence of a strong developed economy. The project aims to train a new and diverse generation of young people to engage with these skills and play a leading role in developing self-sustaining space-sector hubs in their home countries. DARA has been developing collaborations and training programs since 2015 and we are starting a new round of training opportunities for 2024-2027, funded by the UK's International Science Partnership Fund via STFC.



New for 2024 - DARA Postdoctoral Fellowships, hosted in the African Partner Countries - click here to find out more!

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