Towards Effective Public-Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation: A Perspective for African Science Granting Councils

Greetings from the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS)!

Last year, the Science Granting Councils Initiative of Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) held the 2017 Annual Forum at Livingstone Zambia, under the theme Public Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation. A Master Class paper was presented, and perspectives shared during this Annual Forum. We are now pleased to share with you the policy brief from the 2017 masterclass Paper, "Towards Effective Public-Private Partnerships in Research and Innovation: A Perspective for African Science Granting Councils."

The SGCI theme on Networking Africa's SGCs being implemented by ATPS in partnership with Scinnovent Centre is a 5-year initiative that aims to strengthen the capacities of Science Granting Councils in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) to support research and evidence based policies that contribute to economic and social development on the continent. The SGCI is funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada; the National Research Foundation (NRF), South Africa; and the Department for International Development (DFID), UK.

 Please see the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) TECHNOPOLICY BRIEF NO. 49 for more detail. 

We look forward to engaging further during this year's Annual Forum in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire from the 5-9 November, under the theme "New Approaches for Funding Research and Innovation in Africa".