Strengthening partnerships among Africa’s Science Granting Councils and with the private sector

​Supporting councils to establish partnerships with other Councils and to foster public-private linkages in research for accelerated socio-economic development.
The objectives are:
  • To conduct baseline studies, identify research priorities and support research projects
  • To support commissioned studies​​
  • To strengthen capacity of SGCs in coordination, regulation and quality assurance
  • To strengthen capacity of SGCs in designing cooperation agreements
  • To support knowledge exchange and learning​

​Technical expertise in implementing activities associated w​​​​ith this theme is provided by:​

 

 

Africa-Canada scheme funds nanotech to purify waterhttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/Africa-Canada-scheme.aspxAfrica-Canada scheme funds nanotech to purify water<p>[NAIROBI] A five-year project focusing on the use of nanotechnology to address environmental pollution in Africa has received support under a funding scheme between Canada and South Africa.<br></p>2017-08-24 08:16:47 AMGP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;GP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;GP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c
NRF hosts a stakeholder engagement workshop and SGCI annual regional meetinghttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/NRF-hosts-a-stakeholder-engagement.aspxNRF hosts a stakeholder engagement workshop and SGCI annual regional meeting<p>During 3-7 July 2017, the NRF hosted over 100 representatives of science granting councils, universities, embassies and science ministries from 18 African countries...</p>2017-07-25 09:48:33 AMGP0|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;L0|#05cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4|ACTS;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;GP0|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;L0|#0666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e|SARIMA;GP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c;L0|#02fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c|ATPS;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c
ACTS ranked 3rd top climate think tank in the rest of the world by ICCG climate think tankhttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/ACTS-ranked-3rd-Top-Climate.aspxACTS ranked 3rd top climate think tank in the rest of the world by ICCG climate think tank<p>SGCI collaborating technical agency lead, the African Centre for Technology Studies has been ranked 3rd top climate think tank in the rest of the world...</p>2017-07-25 09:43:24 AMGP0|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;L0|#05cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4|ACTS;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4
A Focus on 'Investing in research excellence' at the 2016 SGCI Annual Forumhttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/A-Focus-on-Investing-in-research-excellence.aspxA Focus on 'Investing in research excellence' at the 2016 SGCI Annual Forum<p>​During 23–25 November 2016, the SGCI Annual Forum and Global Research Council (GRC) Africa Regional Meeting were hosted by Fundo Nacional De Investigacao, Mozambique...</p>2017-07-25 09:30:59 AMGP0|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;L0|#0666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e|SARIMA;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c;L0|#02fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c|ATPS;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c;GP0|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;L0|#05cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4|ACTS;GP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4

 

 

Research excellence in Africa: policies, perceptions and performancehttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/SGCI Research Excellence Discussion Paper.pdfGP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62Research excellence in Africa: policies, perceptions and performanceRobert Tijssen and Erika Kraemer-Mbula<p>​This paper discusses various features of research excellence within Africa, which we frame within the context of government research initiatives, science granting councils and other public sector funding agencies. Our survey, collecting responses from 106 researchers and research coordinators throughout sub-Saharan Africa, highlights the diversity of opinions and preferences with regards to Africa-relevant dimensions of research excellence and related performance indicators. The results of the survey confirm that research excellence is a highly multidimensional concept that ought to be contextualised in order to be responsive and useful to beneficiary communities.</p>GP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62GP0|#523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0;L0|#0523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0|English;GTSet|#5c7f15a7-dcd4-4b83-9d63-5ad1425282c6http://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/SGCI Research Excellence Discussion Paper.pdf
Research excellence in Africa: policies, perceptions and performancehttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource 1.pdfGP0|#563432a5-a97c-4e4a-97e3-48fee926cf49;L0|#0563432a5-a97c-4e4a-97e3-48fee926cf49|Paper;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62Research excellence in Africa: policies, perceptions and performanceRobert Tijssen and Erika Kraemer-Mbula, 2017The paper discusses various features of research excellence within Africa, which we frame within the context of government research initiatives, science granting councils and other public sector funding agencies.​<br>GP0|#563432a5-a97c-4e4a-97e3-48fee926cf49;L0|#0563432a5-a97c-4e4a-97e3-48fee926cf49|Paper;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62GP0|#523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0;L0|#0523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0|English;GTSet|#5c7f15a7-dcd4-4b83-9d63-5ad1425282c6http://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource 1.pdf
Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africahttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource 3.pdfGP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan AfricaCentre for Research on Evaluation, Science & Technology, Stellenbosch University, 2014<p>​This report contains the findings of a study, commissioned by the IDRC in December 2012, on the strategic priorities, objectives and practices of science granting councils in seventeen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.</p>GP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62GP0|#523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0;L0|#0523eafba-c5db-435f-94f2-fd862a3812b0|English;GTSet|#5c7f15a7-dcd4-4b83-9d63-5ad1425282c6http://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource 3.pdf

 

 

Gender Summithttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=82017-11-06 12:00:00 AMGender Summit<p>​Theme: Embracing pluralism and thriving through diversity</p><p><a href="http://gender-summit.com/gs11-about" target="_blank">http://gender-summit.com/gs11-about​</a></p>2017-11-08T23:59:00Z
GRC Africa consultative meeting and SGCI annual forumhttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=92017-11-22 12:00:00 AMGRC Africa consultative meeting and SGCI annual forum<p>​SGC convening activity to share experiences and engage in robust discussions on partnerships and collaborations​</p>2017-11-24T23:59:00Z
Science forumhttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=102017-12-07 12:00:00 AMScience forum<p>Theme: Ignite conversations about science</p><p><a href="http://www.sfsa.co.za/" target="_blank">http://www.sfsa.co.za/​</a></p>2017-12-08T23:59:00Z