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CAAST-Net Plus Workshop With Science Academies
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CAAST-Net Plus Workshop With Science Academies

The Role of Science Academies in Providing Evidence-informed Advice in Bi-regional Policy Dialogues is the theme of a CAAST-Net Plus workshop to take place this November in South Africa. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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CAAST-Net Plus Workshop for Early-career African Climate Academics
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CAAST-Net Plus Workshop for Early-career African Climate Academics

Ghana's Science and Technology Policy Research Institute will play host to a CAAST-Net Plus training workshop for early-career researchers working on topics related to sustainable agriculture intensification. It will pursue a predominantly pedagogic style and structure, with opportunities for researchers to work alone and in small groups to develop their own ideas, proposal and strategies, as well as to participate in a field trip. Click on the link below to learn more about CAAST-Net Plus travel grants to support event attendance. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Travel Grants for Early-career African Climate Academics
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Travel Grants for Early-career African Climate Academics

CAAST-Net Plus is offering 20 travel grants for early-career African academics to attend a workshop on developing research proposals on the topic of sustainable agriculture intensification. [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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CAAST-Net Plus and COHRED To Test Research Fairness Initiative in Senegal
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CAAST-Net Plus and COHRED To Test Research Fairness Initiative in Senegal

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 tested and improved. The Senegal event is the third in the series, and local partners in Senegal include the Ministry of Higher Education and Research (Ministère de la l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche) and Pharmalys Ltd. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Accelerating Progress in Food and Nutrition Security
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Accelerating Progress in Food and Nutrition Security

A workshop themed Going the Last Mile: Accelerating Progress in Food and Nutrition Security is to take place in Brussels on 14 June 2016. The event is being jointly arranged by the International Food Policy Research Institute, the Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation, the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, HarvestPlus, and the EC’s Joint Research Centre. Specific topics for discussion will include: Translating Analysis into Action, Scaling up Technologies, Delivering from Data, Enhancing Policy Performance, and Going the Last Mile. Contact Jenna Ferguson (J.Ferguson[at]cgiar.org) for more information. [Image credit: Milo Mitchell/IFPRI]

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CAAST-Net Plus Workshop Targets Early-career Energy Tech and Policy Researchers
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CAAST-Net Plus Workshop Targets Early-career Energy Tech and Policy Researchers

Rwanda's Ministry of Education and the UNEP-DTU Partnership are to jointly host a CAAST-Net Plus training workshop for early-career researchers working on low-carbon and renewable energy technologies and policy. The workshop will focus on identifying research gaps, finding funding opportunities and developing research ideas and proposals. The initiative forms part of the Africa-EU Research and Innovation Collaboration Platform on Climate Change that is being developed by CAAST-Net Plus (see report attached in right panel). Contact Cecilie Larsen (cecila@dtu.dk) before 6 June 2016 if you are interested in attending. Support for up to 12 African early-career researchers to attend this workshop is available. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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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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