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Through knowledge exchange, CARISCA is creating a new vision that will transform Ghanaian and African supply chains by growing, innovating, and translating research to inform new solutions for public, private, and non-governmental institutions. CARISCA will reach these goals by critically assessing supply chain barriers to development and stimulating new thoughts that can increase supply chain resiliency and improve Ghanaian livelihoods.


Our mission is to support higher education institutions to explore and identify solutions to complex development problems through education and training, bolster the talent pipeline, and engage private sector partners and policymakers in applying research findings and best practices. 


Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and  Arizona State University (ASU) are building the Center for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain–Africa (CARISCA), a global research center that will improve supply chains throughout Africa. CARISCA is improving African supply chains by advancing research, knowledge translation and supply chain management training.


  1. Establishing KNUST as Africa’s preeminent source of supply chain management expertise;
  2. Serving as a resource for researchers in Ghana and across Africa;
  3. Creating the SCM professionals and research that significantly improve supply chain efficiency and effectiveness; and
  4. Increasing access, inclusion, and impact for women and disadvantaged supply chain practitioners.

What is CARISCA Academy?

CARISCA Academy is an online learning platform designed to meet the diverse needs of the current and future supply chains management practitioners. CARISCA Academy offers a wide- range of full degree programs, short courses, continuous and professional development courses, and executive programs.

We believe that quality supply chain management education is critical to creating strong supply chains. Education opportunities are limited and there are few training opportunities for in-service professionals including government workers who need CPD requirements. 

Study at your own pace and at your own convenience.


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