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:​

 

 

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