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Introducing EduLink II
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Introducing EduLink II

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The EduLink II project, which is coordinated by Egerton University in Kenya, aims to strengthen training of African university students to ready them for positions within the continent’s agricultural labour markets. To do this, it will deploy an “online, interactive technology platform” for tasks such as mentorship and supervision. The multi-partner project includes AGRINATURA, the Network of European Agricultural Universities, and RUFORUM, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture, Makerere University, based in Uganda, and Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. [Image credit: Flickr, Ias Initially]

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South Africa’s STI Budget Breakdown for 2014/5
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South Africa’s STI Budget Breakdown for 2014/5

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South Africa’s Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, has revealed how her department plans to allocate R6.4bn (€443 million) in the current financial year. “Most of this is distributed to the six entities reporting to the Department [of Science and Technology], which are the National Research Foundation (R851 million); the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (R825 million); the Technology Innovation Agency (R380 million); the Human Sciences Research Council (R276 million); the South African National Space Agency (R118 million) and the Academy of Science of South Africa (R21 million),” the DST website states. “Over the medium term, the Department of Science and Technology will focus on developing human capital, creating new knowledge, investing in research and development infrastructure and encouraging innovation in South Africa by funding marketable products emerging from research.” [Image credit: Flickr, Mark Klotz]

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Morocco to Host Continental Science Forum in October
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Morocco to Host Continental Science Forum in October

African science and higher education ministers, as well private sector and civil society actors, will gather in Rabat, Morocco, this October. Their aim? To engage in a dialogue about science and growth. The Government of Morocco will be hosting the event, which is being co-organised by the African Development Bank and the Government of Finland. [Image credit: Africa STI Forum logo]

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Botswana Prioritises Innovation
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Botswana Prioritises Innovation

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Botswana’s parliament has approved plans for a National Innovation Fund, according to an article posted on Biztech Africa. The instrument “will provide seed and early stage funding for technology based start-ups and ventures as well as established companies with viable innovation concepts,” the article says. [Image credit: Flickr, IICD]

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South African Innovation Summit 2014
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South African Innovation Summit 2014

The seventh South African Innovation Summit will take place at the Cape Town Stadium in September. "In its seven years of existence, the Summit's greatest achievement was to engage the top echelon of SA's leading minds in academia, industry and government to support innovation," the event's website says. Registration closes on 31 August 2014. [Image credit: Flickr, Masondan]

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Call for Proposals: SA-France Research and Technology Collaborations
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Call for Proposals: SA-France Research and Technology Collaborations

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Researchers from France and South Africa are invited to submit proposals to the Protea programme call. The initiative, which is co-managed by South Africa’s National Research Foundation and the French Embassy in South Africa, aims to promote two-year collaborations in priority fields such as nanoscience and nanotechnology, energy and astronomy, among others. The closing date for submissions is 25 July 2014. [Image credit: Flickr, Fotografiecor.nl]

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Tech Policies a Must for Solving African Food Insecurity
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Tech Policies a Must for Solving African Food Insecurity

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In an article published on SciDev.Net, Kanayo Nwanze of the International Fund for Agricultural Development has emphasised the relationship between technology and rural development. “Without policies for rural transformation and basic technologies for smallholder farmers, Africa’s agriculture will continue to underperform,” he is quoted as saying. [Image credit: Flikcr, CIAT]

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Presentations from SA-EU Workshop on Research and Innovation Programme Coordination
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Presentations from SA-EU Workshop on Research and Innovation Programme Coordination

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Last week, South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology hosted a meeting in Pretoria to discuss strategies on coordinating cooperation between South Africa and the EU Member States and Associated Countries. The presentations from this meeting are now available on the ESASTAP Plus website. [Image credit: Flickr, Hampton Roads Partnership]

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New Phase in South Africa Broadband Project Launched
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New Phase in South Africa Broadband Project Launched

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South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology and its Council for Scientific and Industrial Research have launched a new phase of the Wireless Mesh Network initiative, allAfrica.com has reported. Funded by the European Union as part of the Broadband4All project, the Wireless Mesh Network aims to provide “alternative information and communication technology infrastructures” in the country’s rural areas. [Image credit: Flickr, OER Africa]

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