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CAAST-Net Plus is interested to know about, and learn from, Horizon 2020 projects that include European and African partners. In this section we share updates from the world of Africa-EU Horizon 2020 participation. Search through CAAST-Net Plus information on new projects and partnerships right here.

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Open Science in Africa Workshop
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Open Science in Africa Workshop

The EU-Africa e-infrastructures initiative, SciGaIA, is organising a workshop on the promotion of open science in Africa. [Image credit: Flickr, Open Science]

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ESASTAP 2020 Launch Event - Cape Town
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ESASTAP 2020 Launch Event - Cape Town

The new ESASTAP 2020 project, which networks South African and European researchers, innovators and policymakers, is organising a workshop on science for policy-making to accompany the its official launch. “The workshop will stimulate a robust discussion around science policy and showcase Framework Programme Seven (FP7) and Horizon 2020 (H2020) projects that have results which can influence policy and decision making,” says an announcement. The objectives of the new ESASTAP 2020 project (Strengthening Technology, Research and Innovation Cooperation between Europe and South Africa) will also be presented at an evening event. [Image credit: ESASTAP Plus]

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EDCTP Call for Abstracts Ahead of Forum
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EDCTP Call for Abstracts Ahead of Forum

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The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) has announced a call for abstracts with a focus on its 2016 conference theme, which is Defeating Poverty-related and Neglected Diseases in Africa: Harnessing Research for Evidence-informed Policies. “Investigators involved in EDCTP-funded projects, in particular, are encouraged to use this opportunity to share new developments and results from their projects,” says the forum website. Abstracts should be submitted by 27 April 2016. The event will take place from 6-9 November 2016, in Lusaka, Zambia. [Image credit: EDCTP]

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EU Promotes Research, Education Cooperation Ties with Nigeria
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EU Promotes Research, Education Cooperation Ties with Nigeria

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Deputy-Head of the European Union delegation to Nigeria, Richard Young, addressed senior staff at Nigeria’s Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), an allafrica.com article reports. Young spoke about opportunities within the Horizon 2020 and Erasmus Plus research and education programmes of the EU. [Image credit: Flickr, Jbdodane]

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Horizon 2020 Project to Map African Agricultural Research Initiatives
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Horizon 2020 Project to Map African Agricultural Research Initiatives

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The PROIntensAfrica project has launched a survey to capture and map African research projects focusing on sustainable intensification in agriculture. “We want to identify the thematic coverage and the respective share of the different pathways of intensification,” says the survey announcement. Participants are requested to share information on their project activities, financial resources, commodities and indicators of impact. “This mapping exercise of related ongoing programs and research agendas will ensure that the domains, identified during the PROIntensAfrica project, will be inclusive, complementary and synergistic to existing and on-going (national, bilateral or international) activities,” the announcement adds. [Image credit: Flickr, Bread for the World]

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West and Central Africa Research and Education Network Conference 2016
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West and Central Africa Research and Education Network Conference 2016

The West and Central Africa Research and Education Network (WACREN) has arranged for its conference to take place in Dakar, Senegal. The event is taking place within the framework of the TransAfrican Network Development (TANDEM) project, a Horizon 2020 funded project focused on policy development and international cooperation in the domain of e-infrastructures. [Image credit: TANDEM/WACREN]

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RINEA Launches ‘Portal’
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RINEA Launches ‘Portal’

The Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa (RINEA) launched a project website on 19 November. [Image credit: RINEA]

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EDCTP Awards Ebola Capacity Building Grants
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EDCTP Awards Ebola Capacity Building Grants

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The European and Developing Counties Clinical Trials Partnerships (EDCTP) has announced six winners for research grants to fight future Ebola outbreaks. The grants announced on 6 November are worth a total of €1.5 million and are a collaborative effort of the EDCTP and The World Health Organisation's Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO-TDR). The projects will be lead by African researchers from Gabon, Uganda, and Sierra Leone, and European researchers from Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The Europe-led projects will all have African partners. [Image credit: Flickr, Lwp Kommunikáció]

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Zambia to Host Next EDCTP Forum
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Zambia to Host Next EDCTP Forum

The eighth forum of the European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) will take place next year from 7-9 November, in Lusaka, Zambia. The EDCTP’s website announced that the forum will have the theme ‘Defeating poverty-related and neglected diseases in Africa: harnessing research for evidence informed policies.’ “[The] conference brings together speakers and delegates from research institutions and universities especially in Africa and Europe; global consortia, public-private partnerships and product development partnerships; other public and private organisations working on poverty-related and neglected infectious diseases; as well as from governments, regional bodies and industry,” says the announcement. Further updates will be published on the event’s website to be launched in December 2015. [Image credit: EDCTP]

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