This report is an annual deliverable for the Wellcome Trust and the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). It aims to balance the multiple information, knowledge and learning interests of both audiences. It is produced by the Evaluation and Learning (E&L) team of the African Institutions initiative. The E&L team’s role is to capture the evolution and progress of consortia funded under the initiative, and, over time, to draw out lessons about its African-led and networked capacity building model. The core purpose of this report is to provide a review of CARTA’s activities during the second year of the programme (1 August 2010 until 31 July 2011) against the consortium’s plans for the period.