December 20, 2017

Scaling Grants: $200,000

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MSU-AFRICAN ALLIANCE FOR YOUTH SPORT ENTREPRENEURSHIP (AAYSE): APPLYING POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT THROUGH SPORT TO NURTURE YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Priority Areas: Youth Empowerment; Education
Region: West, East, and Southern Africa (Ghana, Tanzania, Botswana)
Principal Investigator: Leapetswe Malete (MSU)
Co-Principal Investigator: Dan McCole (MSU)
Partners: Tshepang Tshube (University of Botswana), Thuso Mphela (University of Botswana), Cyprian Maro (UDSM), Reginald Ocansey (University of Ghana)
Institutional Partners: MSU (Colleges of Education and Agriculture and Natural Resources); University of Botswana (Botswana); University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania); University of Ghana (Ghana)

IMPROVING THE ENABLING ENVIRONMENT FOR FERTILIZER MARKETS IN AFRICA: AN INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO VALUE CHAIN DEVELOPMENT
Priority Area: Agri-food Systems
Region: Southern Africa (South Africa)
Partnership PIs: Nicole Mason (MSU), Charles Jumbe (ReNAPRI/LUANAR), Joshua Ariga (International Fertilizer Development Center), Maria Wanzala-Mlobela (AFAP), Katrin Kuhlmann (Harvard/Georgetown)
Institutional Partners: MSU (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources); Regional Network of Agricultural Policy Research Institutes (Zambia); International Fertilizer Development Center (U.S.); African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (South Africa); New Markets Lab (U.S.)

A PARTNERSHIP FOR TRAINING CAREGIVERS TO PREVENT KONZO DISEASE FROM TOXIC CASSAVA AND ENHANCE NEURODEVELOPMENT IN VERY YOUNG CONGOLESE CHILDREN
Priority Area: Health and Nutrition
Region: Central Africa (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
Principal Investigators: Michael Boivin (MSU), Desire Tshala-Katumbay (University of Kinshasa/Oregon Health & Sciences University), Esperance Kashala-Abotnes (University of Kinshasa/University of Bergen)
Institutional Partners: MSU (Colleges of Human Medicine and Osteopathic Medicine), University of Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo)

YOUNG INNOVATORS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, LEADERSHIP, AND DEVELOPMENT (YIELD)
Priority Area: Youth Empowerment
Region: West and East Africa (Ghana, Tanzania)
Principal Investigators: Felix Kwame Yeboah (MSU), Julius Gatune (African Centre for Economic Transformation), Ntengua Mdoe (Sokoine University of Agriculture)
Institutional Partners: MSU (College of Agriculture and Natural Resources), African Centre for Economic Transformation (Ghana), Sokoine University of Agriculture (Tanzania)

DOCUMENTING ENDANGERED AND THREATENED EAST AFRICAN LANGUAGES
Priority Area: Culture
Region: East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania)
Principal Investigators: Deo Ngonyani (MSU), Ann Biersteker (MSU), Angelina Nduku Kioko (United States International University), Josephat Rugemalira (Tumaini University)
Institutional Partners: MSU (College of Arts and Letters and International Studies and Programs), United States International University (Kenya), Tumaini University (Tanzania)