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

The COHRED Research Fairness Initiative Conference

The COHRED Research Fairness Initiative Conference

The COHRED Research Fairness Initiative Conference

The COHRED Research Fairness Initiative Conference will explore how the RFI functions within health research and innovation partnerships in Africa and Europe, bringing together results from CAAST-Net Plus-supported RFI workshops in Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Date: September 28, 2016
Location / Venue: Brussels / Spanish National Health Institute Carlos III (ISCIII)
Country: Belgium

The Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED) designed the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) as a collaboration framework that encourages fair opportunities, fair processes, and fair distribution of the benefits of joint research.

It has been endorsed by senior officials from research and development organisations all over the world. 

Early adopters from RFI pilot countries will present their experiences of RFI at institutional level and in their international research cooperation activities.

Briefing Note: Key Results from the RFI Africa Consultations

Learn more about CAAST-Net Plus-COHRED Kenya RFI regional consultation

Learn more about CAAST-Net Plus-COHRED Nigeria and Senegal RFI regional consultation

Conference Goals

  • Inform a critical mass of African and European stakeholders about how the RFI can strengthen bi-regional health research cooperation.  
  • Increase intra-EU coordination of and support for bi-regional health research cooperation.
  • Develop the RFI as a tool to support diverse programmes to more efficiently impact on joint health research priorities.
  • Improve the RFI as sustainable collaboration platform to support bi-regional health research cooperation on joint priorities. 

Who Should Participate*

  • Health research institutions from Africa and Europe
  • Funding institutions and programme owners supporting bi-regional health research

Draft Programme

*Please note: Participation will be by invitation only. For invited participants, CAAST-Net Plus is able to cover travel costs for one research institution per country.

Express Interest 

Contact the Spanish Foundation for International Cooperation, Health and Social Affairs (FCSAI): Katharina Kuss (katharina.kuss[at]

For more information about the RFI, go to

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