The Growth and Employment platform (GEP) was one of the four platforms of the Building Stronger Universities in Developing Countries initiative 2011-2013.
It was a partnership between University of Ghana (UG), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana (KNUST), University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (UDSM), Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania (SUA) and Danish universities.
The development objective of the platform was: ‘Enhanced capacity of UG, KNUST, UDSM and SUA to promote sustainable growth and employment through research, education and dissemination of research findings’. Specifically, the GEP pursued the following immediate objectives, each designated a specific work package:
The academic foundation of the GEP was made up of three academic disciplines or competence areas with multiple interfaces at the South and at the Danish partner universities:
Academic focus areas
Based on relevance for growth and employment in Ghana and Tanzania and reflecting the capacities, approaches and expertise nested within these three competence areas, the GEP has initially identified five academic focus areas:
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