Strengthening partnerships among Africa’s Science Granting Councils and with the private sector

​Supporting councils to establish partnerships with other Councils and to foster public-private linkages in research for accelerated socio-economic development.
The objectives are:
  • To conduct baseline studies, identify research priorities and support research projects
  • To support commissioned studies​​
  • To strengthen capacity of SGCs in coordination, regulation and quality assurance
  • To strengthen capacity of SGCs in designing cooperation agreements
  • To support knowledge exchange and learning​

​Technical expertise in implementing activities associated w​​​​ith this theme is provided by:​

 

 

First SGCI Private Public Partnerships Call for Proposals (CfP) has been released in Malawihttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/First-SGCI-Private-Public-Partnerships.aspxFirst SGCI Private Public Partnerships Call for Proposals (CfP) has been released in Malawi<p>​In order to promote the co-creation and exchange of knowledge and associated products between the public and private sector, the SGCI and the SGCs in SSA have instituted a Public and Private Partnership Research and Innovation Grant. The grant, in Malawi, has been established with co-funding between the SGCI and NCST with the aim of supporting research projects in Renewable Energy as one of the identified national priority areas of research.  The SGCI and NCST will, therefore, co-fund demand-led, collaborative research projects that address issues of relevance to the private sector focusing on Renewable Energy. The National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) is, therefore, calling for research proposals focusing on renewable energy to be considered for funding.<br></p>2018-04-19 03:42:45 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
Opportunity for young researchers in sustainability science - research exchange in Germanyhttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/Opportunity-for-young-researchers.aspxOpportunity for young researchers in sustainability science - research exchange in Germany<p>​The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has opened the Call for Applications for its "Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development" programme. This programme for young scientists promotes the international exchange of innovative green ideas.<br></p>2018-04-11 10:30:47 AMGP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;GP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c
Announcing the African Postdoctoral Training Initiativehttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/Announcing-the-African-Postdoctoral-Training-Initiative.aspxAnnouncing the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative<p>​The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are partnering under the auspices of the Coalition of African Research & Innovation (CARI) to establish a postdoctoral training fellowship program, the African Postdoctoral Training Initiative (APTI).  Training will be at a world class institute, the intramural laboratories of NIH.<br></p>2018-04-09 12:29:59 PMGP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;GP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c
New journal launched for African sciencehttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/New-journal-launched-for-African-science.aspxNew journal launched for African science<p><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#636466;font-family:calibri;">A new journal for African science was launched</span><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#636466;font-family:calibri;"> on 26 March, by the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and </span><a href="https://www.elsevier.com/" style="font-family:calibri;outline-style:initial;outline-width:0px;">Elsevier</a><span style="background-color:transparent;color:#636466;font-family:calibri;">.</span></p><p style="font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;font-size:14px;line-height:22.4px;font-family:calibri;margin:0px 0px 10px;outline:0px;text-align:left;color:#636466;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;white-space:normal;box-sizing:border-box;orphans:2;font-stretch:normal;background-color:transparent;">The new journal, <a href="http://journals.elsevier.com/scientific-african" style="outline:0px;color:#93bf3e;text-decoration:none;box-sizing:border-box;background-color:transparent;">Scientific African</a>, is a pan-African, peer reviewed, open access publishing journal, dedicated to boosting the global reach and impact of research by Africans. It is intended to give a global platform to African science and increase the impact and recognition of African scientists in both the African and international scientific communities. <br></p>2018-04-06 09:38:03 AMGP0|#26b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7;L0|#026b9eea0-4bfd-4999-abd6-25140c902ad7|Research management;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;GPP|#666c7fbc-bd85-4be1-9ec1-5ff4934ce56e;GP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GPP|#c1c6ae87-b685-4471-9238-9803906e5edc;GP0|#b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba;L0|#0b419a699-d4cb-4d83-8ed5-2fbf3a3662ba|Partnerships and private sector engagement;GPP|#5cd65b2a-7cee-4bce-887f-7b43bf03d2d4;GP0|#a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc;L0|#0a2c8e12d-e308-4650-ad2a-61486f8f1bbc|Annual Meetings;GPP|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c

 

 

 

 

Africa Innovation Summit (AIS)https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=512018-06-06 12:00:00 AMAfrica Innovation Summit (AIS)<p><a href="http://www.africainnovationsummit.com/" target="_blank">​http://www.africainnovationsummit.com/</a></p>2018-06-08T23:59:00Z
16th Globelics conferencehttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=502018-10-24 02:00:00 PM16th Globelics conference<div>Theme: Innovation, Economic Growth and SustainableDevelopment: Strengthening Institutions for Greater Relevance, Effectiveness and Inclusivity: http://globelicsconference2018.org/. Lead by Globelics and Africalics.</div>2018-10-26T15:00:00Z
Annual forum of the SGCIhttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=552018-11-05 12:00:00 AMAnnual forum of the SGCI<p>​Annual forum of the SGCI</p>2018-11-07T23:59:00Z
South Africa - Science Forum (Date TBC)https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=492018-12-06 12:00:00 AMSouth Africa - Science Forum (Date TBC)<p>​.</p>2018-12-07T23:59:00Z