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Nigerian Researchers Attend Horizon 2020 Info Session
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Nigerian Researchers Attend Horizon 2020 Info Session

Senior officials from the European Commission and Nigerian science sector interacted with researchers during a CAAST-Net Plus information session and training workshop for National Contact Points. [Image credit: M. Plath]

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CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Day and NCP Training - Nigeria
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CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Info Day and NCP Training - Nigeria

CAAST-Net Plus is working together with the EU Delegation in Nigeria on plans for a Horizon 2020 information session targeted at the research and innovation community in Nigeria, as well as a training workshop for Nigerian National Contact Points. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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CAAST-Net Plus Backs Fairness Initiative
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CAAST-Net Plus Backs Fairness Initiative

The Council on Health Research for Development’s Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) was discussed at two recent CAAST-Net Plus-supported workshops in Abuja and Dakar. [Image credit: MRS]

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CAAST-Net Plus and COHRED To Test Research Fairness Initiative in Nigeria
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CAAST-Net Plus and COHRED To Test Research Fairness Initiative in Nigeria

COHRED’s Research Fairness Initiative is a system that promotes and validates fair collaborations in research and innovation by encouraging institutions to self-report on their policies and practices. CAAST-Net Plus is working with COHRED to arrange three regional workshops in Africa at which RFI can be reviewed, tested and improved. The Nigeria event is the second in the series of such workshops, and local partners in Nigeria include the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion, the Raw Materials Research and Development Council, and the Nigerian Academy of Science. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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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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Workshop on Web 2.0 for Agricultural Development
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Workshop on Web 2.0 for Agricultural Development

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, is hosting a workshop on the use of social networking sites for agricultural development. The Web 2.0 Learning Opportunity will encourage participants to conduct online conversations, micro-blogging, and training on social media for agri-business and marketing. The workshop “forms part of CTA initiatives that support development partners in networking, accessing and disseminating information more effectively,” says the workshop announcment. Note: Participation for this workshop is by invitation only. [Image credit: Flickr, Cakehead Loves]

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UK Funds Climate Disaster Research in Africa
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UK Funds Climate Disaster Research in Africa

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A new research programme was launched by United Kingdom funding agencies which will examine the risk posed by climate change and natural disasters on African cities. Funding of £3.3 million from the Economic and Social Research Council and the Department for International Development will be available for the Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK) projects targeting cities in Senegal, Nigeria, Malawi, Kenya and Niger. The UK’s King’s College London will lead the project. “The Urban ARK programme of work is international and interdisciplinary. Working closely with those at risk, urban planners, developers and humanitarian agencies will enable a research process that can highlight disaster risk drivers embedded in contemporary and emerging development trajectories,” said project leader, Professor Mark Pelling. [Image credit: DFID]

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Nigeria to Host Food Security and Health Summit
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Nigeria to Host Food Security and Health Summit

The International Health, Human and Food Security Summit 2015 will allow stakeholders to share experiences and new findings on health and food and nutrition security in Africa. It’s aim? “To develop and routinely review specific, measurable, achievable/implementable, realistic and time-bound health, human and food security objectives” for Africa. Representatives from government, private and public sector, civil society and other relevant sector actors are expected to contribute to the discussions pertaining food security, maternal and infant health. Early registration will close on 14 March 2015. [Image credit: Flickr, DFID]

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West and Central African Research and Education Conference in Nigeria
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West and Central African Research and Education Conference in Nigeria

The Enabling Virtual Research and Education Communities conference will focus will take place from 12-13 March 2015, in Abuja, Nigeria. Amongst other themes, the discussions and presentations will focus on Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructure and mobility, best practices, opportunities for collaboration, business and governance models, online teaching and learning, and innovation networks. Registration for the conference closes on 12 March 2015. [Image credit: Flickr, Africa Renewal]

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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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