ESSA & REAL Centre Conference

AERD Conference

ESSA & REAL Centre Conference



ESSA & REAL Centre Conference | Action on funding for African-led education research

Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA) and the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge, in consultation with researchers featured in the African Education Research Database (AERD), are organizing a virtual conference on the urgent need for additional funding in African education research. 

Objectives of the session

This conference will provide a forum for presentation and an interactive, two-way discussion of: 

  • Funding opportunities, requirements and expectations of funders based in and/or outside Africa. 

  • Barriers researchers face in accessing funding and the strategies they use to overcome them. 

  • How funding policies can be improved to better support researchers based in Africa.  

  • Whether/how funding is aligned to education policies and priorities in Africa.

Download the webinar concept note and programme


  • Date: 24 June 2021, 1pm - 3 pm GMT

  • Venue: Zoom conference

This conference brings together education stakeholders including researchers, policy actors, donors and practitioners to share ideas on African education research funding and the way forward.

ESSA & REAL Centre Conference Registration