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Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa: Launch and First Forum.

Start Date 08/10/2015

Duration 12 month(s)

Area Under Study Sub-Saharan Africa Africa Africa South of Sahara

Responsible Officer Osir, Ellie Onyango

Total Funding $162,400.00

Project details: This project will officially launch the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa. The program team will hold the first Annual Learning Forum for participating Science Granting Councils. The forum will allow the councils to develop a shared understanding of the initiative. They will also provide feedback and identify priority needs for capacity building.

About the Science Granting Councils Initiative

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa aims to strengthen the capacities of science granting councils to support research and evidence-based policies that contribute to economic and social development. The initiative's activities include training, regional exchanges and forums, online training, on-site coaching, and collaborative research.

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa was developed jointly by IDRC, the United Kingdom's Department for International Development, and South Africa's National Research Foundation. The initiative's ultimate goal is nationally led research that contributes to development.

Project completion date : 2016-08-31 12:00:00


Address : PO Box 45917,

Nairobi, Kenya

Country :Kenya

Financier : International Development Research Centre (IDRC),

Financier address : International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

PO Box 8500

Ottawa, ON

Canada K1G 3H9

(+1) 613-236-6163

(+1) 613-238-7230

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Publication:Mena Report
Geographic Code:60SUB
Date:Nov 27, 2015
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