Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation
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EU-Africa research and innovation partnerships at work

Africa-EU collaboration in research and innovation has evolved in response to new political priorities, funding opportunities and development imperatives. In this section we collect information about the outcomes these partnerships have given rise to as well as how collaboration impacts on policy, society and economy.

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Impacts of EU-funded Malaria Project in Tanzania
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Impacts of EU-funded Malaria Project in Tanzania

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The Horizon 2020 website has published a profile of the Mosquito Contamination Device (MCD) project. Project partners have been working together since 2012 to develop new solutions to insecticide resistant mosquitoes. Plans for the commercialisation of research results are in the pipeline, according to the profile. [Image credit: Flickr, Gates Foundation]

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A Look Back on the CAAST-Net Project
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A Look Back on the CAAST-Net Project

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The coordinator of the CAAST-Net (and CAAST-Net Plus) projects, Dr Andrew Cherry, has reflected on the CAAST-Net project’s activities and achievements, in an interview with the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 website. “The project brought together researchers, politicians and policymakers from Europe and Africa around the table and encouraged exchange on a particular theme,” he is quoted as saying. “They returned to their places of work, enriched in their knowledge, in their mutual trust and technical and cultural understanding, thanks to these periods of discussion with their equivalents from Africa or Europe.” Cherry is a senior scientific officer at the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and is based in London. For the full interview, click on the link provided. [Image credit: CAAST-Net]

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EU-Africa Research Failures
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EU-Africa Research Failures "Opportunity for Learning"

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In an article published by SciDev.net, Mico Tatalović, highlights the importance of analysing both the successes and failures of EU-Africa research and development initiatives. "Without recognising failure and understanding why it happened, we are unlikely to avoid it in future," Tatalović says. [Image credit: Flickr, Curtis Gregory Perry]

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Results of ACU Survey on University Research Uptake
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Results of ACU Survey on University Research Uptake

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The Association of Commonwealth Universities has released results from the 2014 DRUSSA Benchmarking Survey. The Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa or DRUSSA project is funded by the UK Department for International Development as a partnership between the ACU, the South Africa-based consulting firm, Organisation Systems Design, and the Centre for Research and Evaluation in Science and Technology based at Stellenbosch University. Results suggest African universities have progressed in fostering the uptake of research by key stakeholders, “although much more remains to be done”. [Image credit: Flickr, Msafari 2425]

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Impacts of Biofuel Projects in Africa
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Impacts of Biofuel Projects in Africa

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This scoping report compiled by the Overseas Development Institute (www.odi.org.uk) forms part of an analysis of the impact of biofuel projects on local food security in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Indonesia. [Image credit: Flickr, M Robenalt]

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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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