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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 Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (Ghana)

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation exists to promote sustainable environmental management and the adoption and application of science and technological innovations through the formulation of policies, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of sector plans, programmes, and projects for national development.

Monitoring, evaluation and learning for more effective African science granting councils

A new research fund in Botswana will enable it to partner with other countries on research projects.


‘Funds available’ for research and innovation in Ghana

Other funding channels are open pending the start of Ghana’s US$50 million research fund, official says. Speed read Ghana National Research Fund is still not fully operational But senior official says research funding is available through other channels SGCI partnerships are also enhancing research funding in the region By Chioma Umeha [LAGOS] Funding sources are…


Research council supports South Africa’s young researchers

The Human Science Research Council helps emerging social science researchers hone their skills. 1 Emerging researchers in social sciences face funding and publishing challenges 2 Mentors from the Human Science Research Council are helping overcome these 3 The HSRC research conference showcases ‘real-world’ research findings [ACCRA] The Human Science Research Council (HSRC) says it is…

Gender equality advocacy faces challenges

A regional advocacy on gender equality is making slow progress in getting more women into STEM 1. Gender equality is a key component of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) 2. But efforts to promote gender equality in Africa continue to face hurdles   3. More platforms needed to highlighting work of women and girls…


“Indigenous foods at the centre”: O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chair for Food Safety and Quality

In 2021, Prof Kwesi Firibu Saalia officially started his journey as an O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chair at the University of Ghana. Prof Saalia is an internationally acclaimed scientific leader focusing on food safety, food quality and minimizing post-harvest losses and waste. When he was named an O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chair, Prof Saalia spoke…


O.R. Tambo Africa Research Chair in Technology Entrepreneurship and Youth Employability launched

The research chair hosted at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana and awarded to Prof Nathaniel Boso was launched on 13 October 2022. The launch was officiated by the KNUST university leadership with representation from the South African High Commission to the Republic of Ghana; South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF);…

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.…