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Report on Private-Sector Investment in African Agriculture
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Report on Private-Sector Investment in African Agriculture

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The Grow Africa Secretariat has released its second annual report, entitled “Agricultural partnerships take root across Africa”. The Secretariat is jointly convened by the African Union Commission, the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Agency, and the World Economic Forum. [Image credit: Flickr, Internfational Centre for Tropical Agriculture]

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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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Health Inc. Project Dissemination Event
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Health Inc. Project Dissemination Event

The Health Inc. project, an FP7-funded research and innovation partnership, will host its final conference from 28-29 October 2014 in Antwerp, Belgium. Touted as the project’s “largest dissemination event”, the conference will address social exclusion as the “common determinant affecting the performance of health financing and social protection reforms”. Health Inc. collaborators include organisations from the UK, Belgium, Senegal, Ethiopia, and India. [Image credit: Health Inc. logo]

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Are Equitable Global Health Research Partnerships Possible?
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Are Equitable Global Health Research Partnerships Possible?

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In an article published by Plos Medicine (www.plosmedicine.org), entitled “Building Research Capacity in Africa: Equity and Global Health Collaboration”, the authors document lessons from African and high-income country research partnerships. The research “describes some of the important steps for African researchers and academic institutions to consider in managing global health research partnerships in their settings”. [Image credit: Flickr, US Army Africa]

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Conference on Agricultural Innovation
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Conference on Agricultural Innovation

EgoCrea.Net is hosting a half-day conference on Horizon 2020 opportunities for EU-Africa collaboration on agriculture. The Future of Food and Agriculture Innovation Conference will take place on 11 April 2014 in Florence, Italy. On the agenda? Transforming Africa’s agricultural productivity; fostering linkages between health and food security; and advancing green economy innovation. [Image credit: Flickr, CIMMYT]

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Seventh EDCTP Forum: The Partnership Journey
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Seventh EDCTP Forum: The Partnership Journey

The European and Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is to host its seventh forum, “The Partnership Journey: New Horizon for Better Health”, in Berlin, Germany. [Image credit: EDCTP logo]

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Globelics Conference 2014: Partnerships for Innovation-based Development
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Globelics Conference 2014: Partnerships for Innovation-based Development

The 12th Globelics International Conference will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 29-31 October 2014. Its aim? To bring together scholars from different disciplines to enhance innovation studies in relation to development and growth.

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