Building partnerships and networks among Science Granting Councils and other science system actors in sub-Saharan Africa through annual regional meetings and forums

​Building partnerships and networks amongst science granting councils and other science system actors by planning and organising Annual Regional Meetings and Annual Forums in order to achieve increasingly coordinated and networked Councils in Africa. These meetings are organised in partnership with the African Union Commission - New Partnership for Africa’s Development (AUC-NEPAD), science granting councils, a​​nd Africa’s Regional Economic Communities.​​ ​

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

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The African Academy of Sciences International Research Management Staff Development Programme – (IRMSDP)https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/The-African-Academy-of-Sciences-International-Research-Management-Staff-Development-Programme-–-(IRMSDP)---.aspxThe African Academy of Sciences International Research Management Staff Development Programme – (IRMSDP)<p>​<span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:helvetica, sans-serif;color:#222222;">The African Academy of Sciences and Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) UK are launching the International Research Management Staff Development Programme (IRMSDP) to contribute to the strand on developing individual capacity of research management staff. The programme is focusing on knowledge sharing and the development of tools and resources, created by teams consisting of research management professionals from across Africa and the UK</span><br></p>2020-06-23 02:25:54 PMGP0|#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
COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fundhttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/COVID-19-Africa-Rapid-Grant-Fund.aspxCOVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund<p>​<a href="https://www.nrf.ac.za/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">South Africa’s National Research Foundation</font></span></a> (NRF) in partnership with the <span style="text-decoration:underline;"> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=55b4f4d6-a834-40b1-9060-888e3562bc32&TermSetId=25126973-1421-400b-b196-9bfcadc5f98c&TermId=a7227608-8f80-40ff-bd86-65b8bbc9968d"><font color="#0066cc">Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa</font></a></span> (SGCI), <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.dst.gov.za/"><font color="#0066cc">South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation</font></a></span> (DSI), <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.idrc.ca/?gclid=CjwKCAjw4871BRAjEiwAbxXi2766tD8RmlQH5VhU0LfnCI4CTCcxtPHAg5SYZEUfwixuZhsDGCO4HhoCTNwQAvD_BwE"><font color="#0066cc">Canada’s International Development Research Centre</font></a></span> (IDRC), <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="http://www.scientifique-en-chef.gouv.qc.ca/en/le-scientifique-en-chef/les-fonds-de-recherche-du-quebec/"><font color="#0066cc">Fonds de Recherche du Québec</font></a></span> (FRQ), the <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/"><font color="#0066cc">Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency</font></a></span> (Sida), <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-international-development"><font color="#0066cc">United Kingdom’s Department for International Development</font></a></span> (DFID), the <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.ukri.org/"><font color="#0066cc">United Kingdom Research and Innovation</font></a></span> (UKRI) through the <span style="text-decoration:underline;"><a href="https://www.newtonfund.ac.uk/"><font color="#0066cc">Newton Fund</font></a></span>, and SGCI participating councils across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa are pleased to announce the <strong>COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund</strong>.</p>2020-06-05 06:26:53 PMGP0|#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
COVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund Launchedhttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/COVID-19-Africa-Rapid-Grant-Fund-Launched.aspxCOVID-19 Africa Rapid Grant Fund Launched<p>​A COVID-19 Africa Rapid Fund Grant with an initial total funding of approximately USD4.75million, close to R90 million, has been launched to address research questions and implement science engagement activities associated with the pandemic.</p>2020-06-05 04:56:37 PMGP0|#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 South Africa to host the AOSP Project Officehttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/NRF-South-Africa-to-host-the-AOSP-Project-Office.aspxNRF South Africa to host the AOSP Project Office<p>​The <a href="https://www.nrf.ac.za/">National Research Foundation</a> (NRF) of South Africa will host the <a href="http://africanopenscience.org.za/">African Open Science Platform</a> (AOSP) Project Office for the next 3 to 5 years. Supported by South Africa's <a href="https://www.dst.gov.za/">Department of Science and Innovation</a> (DSI), key institutions in Africa, and the <a href="https://council.science/">International Science Council</a> (ISC), the AOSP (<em>Science for the Future, the Future of Science</em>) makes the case for bold action to mobilise the scientific community in Africa in responding to the challenges of the digital revolution. The new paradigm of <em>Open Science</em> is a powerful driver for scientific research and scholarship and its application to social, economic and global environmental priorities. <br></p>2020-06-04 12:09:03 PMGP0|#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

 

 

Case Studies of the Political Economy of Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africahttps://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-dcd4-4b83-9d63-5ad1425282c6https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/PoliticalEconomy.pdf
Research excellence in Africa: policies, perceptions and performance.https://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|Frenchhttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/SGCI Research Excellence Discussion Paper.pdf
Science Granting Councils in Sub-Saharan Africahttps://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-dcd4-4b83-9d63-5ad1425282c6https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/resources/Resources/Resource 3.pdf