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SGCI Phase 2 Activity Report: FONRID Gains

SGCI Phase 2 Activity Report: FONRID Gains

Research granting agencies, members of the Sub-Saharan Africa Science Granting Council Initiative (GCI), met in Accra, Ghana, from February 27 to March 3, 2023. The objective of the meeting was to review the activities of Phase 2 of the capacity building projects on research management, to review the activities related to strengthening science, technology and innovation policies, gender and inclusion and to identify the perspectives for the 3rd phase. At the end of their work, the members of the SGCI Initiative have noted the strengthening of the financial capacity of the funds to the tune of 115 million CFA francs through the technical agencies of collaboration. This grant will be the subject of a call for projects aimed at research and innovation actors in Burkina Faso. The workshop also decided to strengthen the capacities of actors in the operationalization of strategies for the commercialization of research results, intellectual property and technology transfer as well as support for the development of partnerships with the private sector. The workshop also decided to strengthen the achievements in gender and inclusion in research.

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