2nd International Research Symposium

17-19 August, 2017 – Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Themes for the 2017 symposium considered within the context of post-conflict or other resources restricted settings:

  • Food Security and Nutrition
  • Infectious and Diarrheal Diseases
  • Health and Social Consequences for Women
  • Ecological and Environmental Impacts on Health
  • Other

Abstract Submission Open through May 31! 



ICART helps to ease the transition into research in Africa by connecting investigators, checking budgets, promoting ethics, aiding in logistics, and linking teams with research staff.


ICART supports CITI-training of the local ethics review board which has received certification of federal wide assurance. We will assist your research team with ethics applications.


ICART partners with top Universities and research institutions to foster a culture of collecting dependable data from dependable processes driven by dependable people.


ICART takes pride in its training programs and research publications. ICART’s 2014 research symposium drew 200+ people, 8 keynote speakers, and 70 abstract presentations.

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Meet The Board

ICART’s team has a diversity of backgrounds but one common focus: to create a sustainable and proactive center to research and solve conflict-based  sexual violence and clinical problems.  Our board represents a broad range of experts who have come together to help facilitate research within Africa.

How We Help You

  • ICART assists with travel and visa logistics
  • ICART connects you with a Citi-trained ethics board
  • ICART has meeting rooms and internet for your team
  • ICART has a team of translators to make transition easy