Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation
Between Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe

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The CAAST-Net Plus network is a hub of activity. We conduct policy research, organise multi-stakeholder events, and support the partnering efforts of European and African researchers and innovators to address global societal challenges. In this section we share regular updates about our activities, analysis, and progress.

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Research Fairness Initiative Reporting Guideline
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Research Fairness Initiative Reporting Guideline

The Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) Reporting Guideline provides a "pragmatic approach to create and measure fairness in research collaboration and partnership". The RFI Reporting Guideline: A Sustainable Collaboration Tool that Supports EU-Africa Science and Technology Cooperation on Joint Health Priorities outlines the necessary criteria to consider in assessing research fairness in bi-regional partnerships. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Outcomes and Lessons Learned on the Nature of the Broader EU-Africa Partnership
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Outcomes and Lessons Learned on the Nature of the Broader EU-Africa Partnership

This compendium summarises the findings of two bibliometric investigations related to climate change and health; the recommendations of three CAAST-Net Plus Forum reports and three reports from engagements with African Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and/or Science Academies. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Workshop Report: Research Fairness Initiative in SA
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Workshop Report: Research Fairness Initiative in SA

CAAST-Net Plus recently held a Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) report writing workshop in Cape Town from 2-3 October 2017, and an information workshop in Pretoria on 4 October. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Building Bi-Regional Partnerships for Global Challenges: A support service needs assessment
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Building Bi-Regional Partnerships for Global Challenges: A support service needs assessment

This report summarizes the experiences and insight of the CAAST-Net Plus partners implementing activities aiming to support greater African participation in Horizon 2020. The report gives an overview of CAAST-Net Plus’ strategic approach to providing this support and summarizes the activities undertaken. The report also seeks to examine each activity more thoroughly by identifying the needs of participants, the results from the sessions, and the future needs of participants. Finally, the report identifies some good practices for implementing support activities for increasing African participation in Horizon 2020 and makes recommendations for future implementation of these activities. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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CAAST-Net Plus is funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement 311806
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