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Information on projects funded by SGCI coming soon!

Information on projects funded by SGCI coming soon!

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National Council for Science and Technology (Rwanda)

The Mission of NCST is to enable Rwanda to become a country based on science, technology and innovation as tools for promoting social welfare and sustainable socio economic development of the country and competitiveness on the market

Rwanda Investing In Research To Influence Policy Processes

Approaches to the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of policy influencing activities has been recognized as one of the pillars for Rwanda to improve policy implementation during the second phase of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI 2) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI). Rwanda’s National Council of Science and Technology (NCST)is considering to develop a Monitoring and…

EAC Researchers Developing Food Systems Through Mass-Rearing of Locusts

Rwandan agricultural researchers are striving to join forces with their counterparts from the East African Community (EAC) within a win-win framework during the second phase of Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI2) implementation. Through this partnership, scientists from Rwanda and Kenya have been working together in strengthening research cooperation in mass-rearing of locusts used for livestock…

Recalibrating Rwanda’s Research And Innovation Engagement

KIGALI: A number of regional research projects were funded by Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in close collaboration with national granting councils from four African countries including Rwanda in strengthening science, research and innovation systems. The SGCI as a multi-funder initiative was launched in 2015 with the overall goal of strengthening the capacities of national…

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.…

Three lessons Rwanda needs to learn from Science Granting Councils Initiative


Rwanda STI investments spur innovation and Science-Industry collaboration

During the second phase of the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI2) which begun in 2018, NCST is emphasizing the use of robust science, technology and innovation (STI) to strengthening its capacity through knowledge exchange with other national science councils in Africa. https://rwandadispatch.com/rwanda-sti-investments-spur-innovation-and-science-industry-collaboration/

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…