At Davos 2019, NEF Experts Examine How to Accelerate Innovation in Africa

By building a home-grown scientific and technology capacity, added to a pan-African ecosystem of knowledge and innovation, Africa can get past most of the stumbling blocks hindering its development, said experts from the Next Einstein Forum at Davos 2019. The experts took part in ‘Conversations in coLaboratory’, a space for world leaders to engage in […]

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Researchers get US$56.1 million to scale up projects

Food security researchers from nine African countries will receive Canadian 60 million Canadian dollars (about US$56.1 million) from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFRSF) to scale up their projects. The researchers gathered in the Kenyan town of Naivasha last week (23-27 June) for the Research to Feed Africa Symposium to review ten research projects […]

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Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations

A guide released yesterday details seven principles for good practice in strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). The document was put together by a partnership of funding agencies from around the world called ESSENCE on Health Research (Enhancing Support for Strengthening the Effectiveness of National Capacity Efforts). Read more […]

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Making higher education work for Africa

Higher education is taking a more prominent place in debates over Africa’s future. But efforts to boost advanced university degrees have been fraught with difficulties. How should graduate training change so it better aligns with development needs and employment opportunities? This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, facts and figures, and key resources. It […]

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Building on digital libraries’ growing momentum

Institutional repositories are increasing in number, improving access to online archiving and preserving and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of research institutions. Doors are opening for students in low-income countries to access instructional and tutorial materials from leading universities in the developed world at the touch of a button. Read more […]

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Leaders must be serious about Climate Change- Former Prez. Kufuor

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has asked world leaders, especially, African governments to show serious political commitment towards addressing climate change issues and find ways to mitigate its impacts on their people He said the inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which seeks to assess the progress in understanding climate change, confirms that climate change […]

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