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SKA Gets Horizon 2020 Grant
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SKA Gets Horizon 2020 Grant

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The Square Kilometre Array project has received €5 million from the European Union’s research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020. “The EU-allocated funding will help support the detailed design of the infrastructure required at the two SKA telescope co-host sites – the Murchison region of Western Australia and the Karoo region of South Africa – and adds to the €150 million currently being invested globally in the project’s pre-construction phase,” according to an article published on the project’s website. “The SKA continues to be seen as an important global project by the European Union, and this funding will allow us to complete critical design activities,” says Simon Berry who is policy development director at the SKA Global Headquarters. [Image credit: Flickr, Government ZA]

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ESASTAP 2020 Kicks Off
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ESASTAP 2020 Kicks Off

ESASTAP 2020 is a collaboration of South African and European partner organisations that together will advance science, technology and innovation cooperation between the EU and South Africa. [Image credit: *Research Africa/CAAST-Net Plus]

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Collection of Think Tank Reports on EU-Africa Relations
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Collection of Think Tank Reports on EU-Africa Relations

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Marcin Grajewski of the European Parliamentary Research Service has shared a list of recently published reports focusing on EU-Africa cooperation. “Relations between Africa and the European Union are governed by partially overlapping policy frameworks,” writes Grajewski. “Its development cooperation with Africa is channelled through different financial instruments, of which the European Development Fund is the most important.” The studies referred to by Grajewski were published by European research institutions such as the European Centre for Development Policy Management, Friedrich Evert Stiftung, Chatham House, and the European Union Institute for Security Studies. [Image credit: Flickr, Rozi Gombas]

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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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Cape Verde and EU Commit to Boosting STI Cooperation
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Cape Verde and EU Commit to Boosting STI Cooperation

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The government of Cape Verde and the European Union have agreed to foster closer cooperation between the two bodies in areas of science, technology and innovation (STI). The declaration follows the seventh Cape Verde-EU political dialogue meeting held in Luxembourg on 13 October. According to the meeting report this could include training, awareness and strengthening of Cape Verde universities and research institutions. A new cooperation in renewable energy was also agreed to during the proceedings. [Image credit: Flickr, Tantek Celik]

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East Africa Farming Tech Gets Boost
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East Africa Farming Tech Gets Boost

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The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) has joined forces with the European Union on a €15 million programme to improve farmer technology access, The East African has reported. “In Africa’s predominantly mixed crop-livestock farming systems, cereals are the staple food and cash crop for millions of households. Further, production of fruit and vegetables offers one of the most important opportunities for income generation, employment creation and improvement in food and nutritional security. However, their productivity in the region is low, resulting in food insecurity and poor livelihoods,” programme manager for agriculture and rural development at the EU Delegation to Kenya, Steve Wathome, is quoted as saying. The initiative is called the Integrated Biological Control Applied Research Programme. Its focus areas? Climate-smart push-pull technology for the control of weeds and pests of cereals; fruit fly integrated pest management technologies; tsetse fly repellent collar technology; and research on the control of vectors of camel diseases in Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia, the article explains. [Image credit: Flickr, DIVatUSAID]

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