Strengthening Africa’s Science Granting Councils as champions of indicators in public policy making

​Supporting Councils to design and monitor research programmes and to formulate and implement policies based on the use of robust science, technology and innovation indicators. 
​The objectives are:
  • To strengthen the ability of SGCs to develop, collect, analyse and disseminate indicators for STI policy and associated instruments
  • To strengthen the capacity of SGCs to develop and use indicators for assessing STI policy relevance and advocating for increased research and development investments
  • To strengthen the capacity of SGCs to design and monitor research programmes by developing a guide to best practices
  • To strengthen the ability of SGCs to champion the appreciation and use of STI indicators in policy decisions

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

 

 

Science Forum South Africa 2017 Science Diplomacy Award for SGCIhttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/Science-Forum-South-Africa-2017.aspxScience Forum South Africa 2017 Science Diplomacy Award for SGCI<p>​The SGCI has been recognised with a Science Diplomacy Award by Minister Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa during South Africa’s 2017 Science Forum.</p>2017-12-14 12:11:08 PMGP0|#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;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;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
Higher education in the context of science diplomacy and merit reviewshttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/Higher-education.aspxHigher education in the context of science diplomacy and merit reviewsThis article is an edited version of an address by Prof Teboho Moja, New York University at the Global Research Council Africa Regional Meeting.2017-12-14 12:00:11 PMGP0|#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;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;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
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
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

 

 

Case Studies of the Political Economy of Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africahttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/PoliticalEconomy.pdfGP0|#03be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e;L0|#003be525c-b7ec-4130-9420-bb64be65ae2e|Report;GTSet|#05b0ce45-fffe-4b66-bd33-38d958b5ee62Case Studies of the Political Economy of Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan AfricaJoanna Chataway and Cosmas Ochieng<p>This report contributes to existing knowledge on the political-economic context within which African science granting councils exist.</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/PoliticalEconomy.pdf
Research excellence in Africa: policies, perceptions and performance.http://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 performance.Robert 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. The full report is available in English, <a href="/en-za/resources/Resources/Research%20Excellence%20-%20French.pdf" target="_blank">French</a> and as a policy brief in <a href="/en-za/resources/Resources/Policy%20Brief%20-%20Research%20Excellence%20-%20English.pdf" target="_blank">English</a> and <a href="/en-za/resources/Resources/Policy%20Brief%20-%20Research%20Excellence%20-%20French.pdf" target="_blank">French</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|Frenchhttp://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/SGCI Research Excellence Discussion Paper.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