Strengthening Africa’s Science Granting Councils as champions of indicators in public policy making

​Supporting Councils to design and monitor research programmes and to formulate and implement policies based on the use of robust science, technology and innovation indicators. 
​The objectives are:
  • To strengthen the ability of SGCs to develop, collect, analyse and disseminate indicators for STI policy and associated instruments
  • To strengthen the capacity of SGCs to develop and use indicators for assessing STI policy relevance and advocating for increased research and development investments
  • To strengthen the capacity of SGCs to design and monitor research programmes by developing a guide to best practices
  • To strengthen the ability of SGCs to champion the appreciation and use of STI indicators in policy decisions

​Technical expertise in im​​​plementing activities associated with this theme is provided by:​

 

 

Towards Effective Public-Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation: A Perspective for African Science Granting Councilshttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/Towards-Effective-Public-Private-Partnerships.aspxTowards Effective Public-Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation: A Perspective for African Science Granting Councils<p>​We are now pleased to share with you the policy brief from the 2017 masterclass Paper, "<strong><em>Towards Effective Public-Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation: A Perspective for African Science Granting Councils."</em></strong><br></p>2018-10-02 10:35:32 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;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;GP0|#2fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c;L0|#02fed3f81-f709-42d3-90d3-7a9c689f324c|ATPS
Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018 Learning Visithttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/2018-learning-visit.aspxScience Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018 Learning Visit<p>​The National Research Foundation (NRF) will be hosting the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) learning visits from the 17<sup>th</sup> September to 21<sup>st</sup> September. During this first of its kind event, twenty-nine (29) delegates from twelve (12) Science Granting Councils will be attending. The delegates, and respective SCG's are representative from the continent of Africa. Countries include Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.<br></p>2018-09-17 08:13:36 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;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
Sci Bytes @ SciSTIP Number 2- How well is South African science doing?https://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/Sci-Bytes.aspxSci Bytes @ SciSTIP Number 2- How well is South African science doing?<p>​The DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and STI Policy (SciSTIP) have published the second issue of SciBytes @ SciSTIP. Sci Bytes @ SciSTIP is a new information series produced by SciSTIP. Its aim is to disseminate on a regular basis brief reports about some aspect of the science and innovation system in South Africa. The aim is to inform and share knowledge produced by SciSTIP. This second publication assesses South Africa’s bibliometric performance according to three indicators: Publication output, International collaboration and Citation visibility or impact.<br></p>2018-06-28 07:17:09 AMGP0|#39aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8;L0|#039aae3d7-fd0f-455d-8147-72359d2d76e8|Use of STI indicators;GTSet|#a732f390-1055-4aea-9895-b94267dc0dab;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
15th Gender Summit - Europe, 18-19 June 2018 London: "United in Science and Through Sciencehttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/15th-Gender-Summit.aspx15th Gender Summit - Europe, 18-19 June 2018 London: "United in Science and Through Science<p>​The 15th Gender Summit - Europe is where you can meet researchers, policy makers and gender scholars from across Europe and beyond and learn about new evidence, new methods and practices, as well as new policy directions in the area of gender and science (including biological and environmental aspects).  The main aim of this event, as in each past Summit, is to improve research and innovation outcomes for all. <br></p>2018-04-26 08:56:02 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

 

 

 

 

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
Theme 2 : SGCI Regional Workshophttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=472018-10-28 12:00:00 AMTheme 2 : SGCI Regional Workshop<div>Participatory development of norms, standards and guidelines by SGCs for  Research (R), Development (D) and Innovation (I) programmes/initiatives and their design and selection processes.</div>2018-11-03T23:59:00Z
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
Theme 2 : SGCI Regional Workshophttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=482018-11-18 12:00:00 AMTheme 2 : SGCI Regional Workshop<div>Participatory development of norms, standards and guidelines by SGCs for  Research (R), Development (D) and Innovation (I) programmes/initiatives and their design and selection processes.</div>2018-11-24T23:59:00Z