Strengthening the research management capacity of Africa’s science granting councils

Supporting councils to strengthen their capacities in research management in a number of key areas, such as: research and grant-making systems and procedures and
principles of scientific merit review. The objectives are:
  • To understand the current capacity and capacity development needs of the participating SGCs
  • To strengthen sustainable research management capacity of SGCs through professional development and training
  • To strengthen sustainable research management capacity of participating SGCs through ​​collaborative platforms
  • To support benchmarking of participating SGCs through an online benchmarking tool 
 

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

Central African Research and Innovation Management Association
West African Research and Innovation Management Association
East African Research and Innovation Management Association
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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
A focus on system wide research management support for SARIMA’s Ethiopia in-country traininghttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/A-focus-on-system-wide-research.aspxA focus on system wide research management support for SARIMA’s Ethiopia in-country training<p>​SARIMA’s 5-day in-country training for the Ministry of Science and Technology of Ethiopia (MoST) was concluded on 7 April 2017 ...</p>2017-07-25 09:40:07 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
NEPAD and SARIMA hold joint in-country training workshop in Ghanahttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/NEPAD-and-SARIMA.aspxNEPAD and SARIMA hold joint in-country training workshop in Ghana<p>​The joint NEPAD-SARIMA workshop for the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Directorate of the Ghanaian Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation...</p>2017-07-25 09:35:37 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|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;L0|#0c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc|NEPAD;GP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc

 

 

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
Building sustainable research management in science granting councils in sub-Saharan Africa: capacity building needs assessment surveyhttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource 2a.pdfGP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62Building sustainable research management in science granting councils in sub-Saharan Africa: capacity building needs assessment surveyCentre for Research on Evaluation, Science & Technology, Stellenbosch University, 2016<p>​The report provides the results of a needs assessment survey conducted to understand the needs and capacities of science granting councils in research management. The report is available in English, <a href="/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource%202b.PDF" target="_blank">French</a> and <a href="/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource%202c.PDF" target="_blank">Portuguese​</a>.<br></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-dcd4-4b83-9d63-5ad1425282c6;GP0|#8b66547b-bb59-4a66-a328-028d68bf1807;L0|#08b66547b-bb59-4a66-a328-028d68bf1807|French;GP0|#7a7cfbc9-75d2-4816-9de4-26ba97ca2ec7;L0|#07a7cfbc9-75d2-4816-9de4-26ba97ca2ec7|Portuguesehttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource 2a.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
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
On-site training in research and grants managementhttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=202017-12-11 12:00:00 AMOn-site training in research and grants management<p>​In-country training intervention including practical simulations to strengthen the research management capacity of SGCs​</p>2017-12-15T23:59:00Z