The HEP SSA programme aims to ensure that the higher education system in sub-Saharan Africa produces engineers with the skills and knowledge required to meet the needs of industry and tackle local and global challenges. Grants are awarded to universities in sub-Saharan Africa for projects ranging from six months to two years.
The programme funds knowledge creation and dissemination activities such as:
- Curriculum review and development
- Joint-research projects
- Academia-industry secondments
- Training and workshops
- Innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives
Programme delivery model
The programme is delivered through a Hub and Spoke model. To submit an application, lead applicants (hub universities) need to partner with at least three sub-Saharan universities (spoke universities), at least one local or regional industry partner and at least one UK academic partner.
To maximise the impact of this collaboration, universities are funded to undertake bilateral secondments with local industry partners, and in turn, share their experiences with a larger number of spoke universities through a series of knowledge sharing workshops, secondments, research and other collaborative activities.
Projects and awardees
Find out more about our awardees and all the projects supported by the HEP SSA scheme throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Awardees and projects
Supporting African universities in educating and inspiring the next generation of engineers.
Showcasing the impact of HEP SSA across the continent through previous cohorts.
Celebrating African engineering collaborations through networking events, workshops and trainings.
Projects by country
Use our interactive map for details of current and past projects in each country.