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:​

 

 

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
NOW OPEN: OWSD 2018 PhD Fellowships - Call for Applicationshttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/news/Pages/NOW-OPEN-OWSD-2018-PhD-Fellowships.aspxNOW OPEN: OWSD 2018 PhD Fellowships - Call for Applications<p>​The Call for Applications for the <strong>2018 OWSD PhD Fellowships</strong> for women scientists in the developing world is <strong>NOW OPEN</strong>. the Fellowship is offered to women scientists from <a href="https://owsd.net/sites/default/files/OWSD%20Eligible%20Countries%202017_2.pdf" target="_blank">Science and Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs)</a> to undertake PhD research in the Natural, Engineering and Information Technology sciences at a host institute in the South…</p>2018-03-15 01:24:20 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

 

 

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.pdfGP0|#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
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.pdfGP0|#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
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.pdfGP0|#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

 

 

Theme 2 : SGCI Regional Workshophttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=402018-05-13 12:00:00 AMTheme 2 : SGCI Regional Workshop<p>​Using impact oriented  methodology and impact scoring matrix to design, implement and monitor R&D programs</p>2018-05-19T23:59:00Z
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
Theme 2 : SGCI Regional Workshophttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=422018-06-17 12:00:00 AMTheme 2 : SGCI Regional Workshop<p>​Using impact oriented  methodology and impact scoring matrix to design, implement and monitor R&D programs</p>2018-06-23T23:59:00Z
Theme 2: SGCI Regional Workshophttps://sgciafrica.org/en-za/events/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=462018-10-07 12:00:00 AMTheme 2: SGCI Regional Workshop<p>​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.</p>2018-10-13T23:59:00Z