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Information on projects funded by SGCI coming soon!

Information on projects funded by SGCI coming soon!

Science Granting Council

Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology (Botswana)

The Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology exists to provide and build knowledge and innovation through the development and implementation of Policy on Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology to transform Botswana in to a knowledge based society through effective stakeholder collaboration.


SGCI Botswana partnership to lift science and research

A new research fund in Botswana will enable it to partner with other countries on research projects. Speed read Botswana’s new national research fund will support scientific progress The Science Granting Council Initiative is playing a key role Increased funding is expected to benefit health, education, security By Josfyn Uba The Science Granting Councils Initiative…

Africa’s Funding Councils Meet for Impact

Participating councils of the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) deliberated on progress, focus and initiatives to advance research and innovation since the SGCI was established. Participating in the SGCI’s Annual Forum held parallel to the World Science Forum (WSF), hosted by South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) in Cape Town,…

COVID-19 Disrupts Regional Research Projects Far, Wide

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on science has been large, disrupting the conduct of wide-ranging research and forcing scientists to scale down or completely stop work on finding solutions to some of the pressing problems facing our society

Africa’s science-granting councils are failing women

Equality-promoting funding policies “still in their infancy”, review finds Many national bodies disbursing African research funding grants are failing to address gender imbalances in their support, a review paper has found. The paper, published in April in the journal Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, assessed gender policies and practices across 15 African science-granting councils.…

BIUST receives windfall to support graduate training

The Botswana International University of Science & Technology (BIUST) – has participated in the implementation of the Science Granting Council Initiative (SGCI). The Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) is focused on strengthening the capacities of Science Granting Councils (SGCs) in order to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic…

O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative

The O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative (ORTARChI) builds on the work of Oliver Tambo, a prominent South African and pan-Africanist with a science education background, who believed in creating change through education and in cooperation and solidarity among African nations. The Initiative is in celebration of his legacy in building knowledge based economies for…

SGCI and GRC hold the 2021 Annual Meeting of African Science Granting Councils

The SGCI and the Global Research Council (GRC) virtually convened the 2021 Annual Meetings of African Science Granting Councils on 16 – 18 November 2021. The SGCI Annual Forum and Masterclass on the theme Public Engagement in Research and Innovation brought together 172 participants from 30 countries representing a broad range of stakeholders including representatives from…