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For the past decade, the Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) has demonstrated the value of regional collaboration across sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative comprises 17 public science funding agencies and continues to grow and evolve. Regional collaboration has been central to peer learning and collective action, playing a transformative role in the African science landscape.

Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology (Botswana)

The Ministry of Tertiary Education, Research Science and Technology exists to provide and build knowledge and innovation through the development and implementation of Policy on Tertiary Education, Research, Science and Technology to transform Botswana in to a knowledge based society through effective stakeholder collaboration.

Fonds National de la Recherche et de I’Innovation pour le Developpment (Burkina Faso)

Provide a secure framework for funding research and innovation activities throughout the national territory so that the results produced are truly vectors of well-being for the populations and generators of wealth and prosperity for the entire nation .

Fonds pour la Science, la Technologie et l’Innovation (Côte d’Ivoire​)

The Fund for Science, Technology and Innovation (FONSTI) was created by order No. 2018-593 of June 27, 2018.

Designed on the model of the Swiss National Fund ( SNSF ), it is a research support fund, intended to finance high-quality scientific research and technological innovation programs and projects likely to have an impact on the socio-economic and cultural development of Côte d’Ivoire.

Ministry of Science and Technology (Ethiopia)

To ensure the sustainability of the country’s development by creating an environment in which innovation systems are implemented.

Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (Ghana)

The Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation exists to promote sustainable environmental management and the adoption and application of science and technological innovations through the formulation of policies, monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of sector plans, programmes, and projects for national development.

National Research Fund (Kenya)

To mobilize resources for research, capacity development, dissemination of findings and maintenance of inventory for the advancement of Science Technology and Innovation for Sustainable National Development

National Commission for Science and Technology (Malawi)

The National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST) in Malawi fosters scientific innovation and technological advancement to drive national development and improve the quality of life for all Malawians.

Fundo Nacional de Investigação (Mozambique)

The mission of the FNI is: “To promote the dissemination of scientific knowledge, scientific research, technological innovation and the training of researchers, contributing, in particular, to the reduction of poverty in the country and, in general, to the socio-economic development of Mozambique”.

National Commission on Research Science and Technology (Namibia)

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in Namibia coordinates, monitors, and promotes research, science, and technology to drive national development and foster innovative thinking across all disciplines.

Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Nigeria)

To provide focused and transformative intervention in Public Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria through funding and effective project management

National Council for Science and Technology (Rwanda)

The Mission of NCST is to enable Rwanda to become a country based on science, technology and innovation as tools for promoting social welfare and sustainable socio economic development of the country and competitiveness on the market

Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur, de la Recherche et de I’Innovation (Senegal)

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI) of Senegal develops and implements national policies in higher education, research and innovation, aimed at promoting scientific and technology of the country.

Ministry of Technical and Higher Education (Sierra Leone)

Promote access to quality tertiary and vocational education through appropriate policies and legislation as well as skills development for the advancement of education in Sierra Leone

Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology

The Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) coordinates, promotes, and facilitates research and technology development to foster innovation and drive socio-economic progress in Tanzania. It serves as the principal advisory body to the government on matters related to science, technology, and innovation

Uganda National Council for Science and Technology

The Uganda National Council for Science and Technology (UNCST) promotes and coordinates research, science, and technology to support national development and improve the quality of life in Uganda.

National Council for Science and Technology (Zambia)

The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) of Zambia promotes, coordinates, and regulates scientific research and technological development in the country. It advises the government on science and technology policies to foster innovation and drive national development.

Research Council of Zimbabwe

The Research Council of Zimbabwe (RCZ) was established in 1986 to promote, direct, supervise and coordinate research. One of the major functions of RCZ is advising Government on issues of research for sustainable development. RCZ also provides an exceptional forum for interaction and discussion for the mutual benefit of Government, academia and industrialists.

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