Open Science in Research and Innovation for Development

Summary of Science Granting Councils Initiative (SGCI) in Sub-Saharan Africa Annual Forum

ANNUAL AFRICAN SCIENCE GRANTING COUNCILS MEETING

DANIEL MALWA: Mbunifu wa mkaa rafiki wa Mazingira

UFUGAJI BORA NA WA KISASA WA NYUKI!

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2020 - DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH PROJECTS IN TANZANIA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark (MFA) grants development research activities as part of Denmark’s International Development Cooperation within the framework of Danish Development Cooperation. MFA hereby invites Phase I applications for research grants.

Note: Deadline is 31st January, 2020.

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Watafiti nchini Watakiwa Kufuata Sheria na Taratibu za Kufanya Utafiti ili Zilete Tija kwa Taifa

Watafiti nchini wameshauriwa kuwasilisha andiko lolote la utafiti kwanza kwa wadau wa utafiti kabla ya kuomba kibali Tume ya Taifa ya Sayansi na Teknolojia ( COSTECH ) ili wadau hao waweze kutoa ushauri wao kuhusu utafiti unaofanywa kwenye sekta yao na hivyo kufanya tafiti kuwa na tija zaidi kwa taifa.

Wito huo umetolewa na Mkurugenzi Mkuu wa COSTECH Dkt. Amos Nungu wakati akifungua warsha ya siku mbili kwa wakuu wa Taasisi za Elimu ya Juu na taasisi za Utafiti na maendeleo nchini kujadili kuhusu maadili, Taratibu,Sheria na kanuni za kufanya utafiti nchini iliyoandaliwa na COSTECH kwenye ukumbi wa Taasisi ya elimu ya kujiendeleza kwenye Chuo kikuu cha Sokoine cha Kilimo (SUA).

Amesema ili tafiti ziweze kuleta tija zaidi na kuondoa changamoto za kurudia kufanya utafiti kuna kila sababu ya Watafiti kuwasilisha kwanza mawazo yao kwenye wizara au sekta husika kabla ya kupeleka maombi ya kufanya utafiti wowote kwenye Tume hiyo kwaajili ya kupitiwa na kupata kibali.

Dkt. Nungu amesema kumekuwa na lawama nyingi kwa baadhi ya watafiti kwamba vibali vya kufanya utafiti vinacheleweshwa na COSTECH kitu ambacho amesema inatokana na wao kuwasiliana na taasisi husika ama wadau wa utafiti kabla ya kupeleka kwenye kamati maalumu ya kitaifa kupitia na kuwapa ruksa ya kutoa kibali husika cha utafiti.

’’Mathalani unafanya utafiti kwenye Elimu tunategemea Utafiti wako utakuja kubadilisha ua kuboresha sera hivyo ni muhimu Wizara ya Elimu iweze kujua kinachofanyika ili nao waweze kutoa neno maana inawezekana ukafanya utafiti ambao majibu yao wanayo tayari’’ Alisema Dkt. Nungu.

Mkurugenzi huyo Mkuu wa COSTECH ameongeza kuwa eneo lingine ambalo wadau hao watajadiliana na kutoa mapendekezo ya pamoja ni namna ambavyo Mtafiti wa ndani anavyotakiwa kushiriki kwenye utafiti wa watu kutoka nje ya nchi hasa baada ya kugundua kuwa watafiti wa ndani huandikwa tu kwenye makaratasi kukithi vigezo vya kufanya utafiti lakini hawashiriki na hawafahamu lolote kuhusiana na hatua na utafiti unavyofanyika.

‘’ Taratibu za mtu kufanya utafiti kutoka nje ya nchi zinamtaka mtafiti huyo kuwa na mtafiti kutoka Tanzania lakini cha ajabu mtafiti wa ndani unapomuuliza kuhusu utafiti unavyoendelea na hatua zilizofikiwa hana majibu anakuambia anajua mtafiti wa nje kitu ambacho sio sawa katika taratibu za vibali vya kufanya tafiti za aina hizo’’ Alifafanua Dkt. Nungu.

Dkt. Nungu amesema haya na mambo mengine mengi ndiyo yaliyotufanya tukusanyike hapa kama wadau ili tuweze kufahamishana na kupeana ushauri wa namna ya kuboresha namna ya utendaj kazi kwenye eneo la utafiti ili ziweze kuleta tija nchini.

Kwa upande wake makamu wa mkuu wa Chuo Kikuu cha Mzumbe Prof. Lugano Kusiluka ambaye ni mshirki wa warsha hiyo amesema utafiti unasaidia kutatua changamoto za nchi lakini pia lazima uzingatie vigezo na maadili ya kufanya taifi ili ulete tija kwa taifa.

Amesema ili Utafiti uingie na kutambuliwa na Taifa lazima upitie COSTECH ambao ndio waratibu wa tafiti zote ili kuweza kufikia malengo na serikali iweze kuutumia kwa manufaa ya jamii na Taifa badala ya watafiti kuishia kwenye taasisi zao kabla ya kushirikisha wadau.

Amesema kukutana kwao kwenye warsha hiyo kutasaidia sana wakuu wa taasisi kuweza kuwasaidia watafiti wake kutimiza vigenzo na masharti yaliyowekwa kwa mujibu wa sheria na kanuni za tafiti ili kuwa na Utafiti bora lakini pia kuwahisha kupata kibali kutoka COSTECH.




Makamu wa mkuu wa Chuo Kikuu cha Mzumbe Prof. Lugano Kusiluka akizungumza na waandishi wa habari nje ya Ukumbi wa Mkutano katika Chuo Kiku cha Sokoine wakati wa Washa ya wakuu wa Taasisi za Elimu ya Juu na Taasisi za Utafiti wa Maendeleo.



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Call for Proposal from ACP Innovation Fund

The EU has launched the ACP Innovation Fund call for proposals we discussed in July (see emails below).

 Find below the link with all the information and attached the  Guidelines. The deadline for the submission of applications is  29/01/2020.

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ICGEB is Announcing for Postdoctoral Fellowships

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ( ICGEB) is announcing the Arturo Falaschi Fellowships Programme: Postgradoctoral Fellowships.

The closing date for applicaiton is: 31st March and 30 September 2020. For more informaiton, please click here

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International Training Program

Swedish Patent and Registration office is announcing an International Training Program ITP: 313e on "International Property and Gnetic Resources in Support of Innovation"

Deadline for application is 29th November, 2019.

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The African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence(AUKNASE)

The frican Union Commission is committed to ensure that science, technology and innovation contribute to our sustainable development efforts .The Constitutive Act, establishing the African Union, recognizes the need toadvance the development of Africa by promoting research in all fields, and in science and technology inparticular.


The deadline for submission of the Nomination Form with supporting documentsis 10thof November 2019at 17:00  hours  Addis  Ababa  time. For More Information, Please click here

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Call for Proposals: Intersectionality in Research

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan  Africa (SGCI), the Organization of Women in Science for the Developing  World (OWSD) South African National Chapter, and the German Research  Foundation (DFG) are partnering to contribute to greater understanding  of intersectionality in the context of research funding. 

  

Through this partnership, we would like to commission a  research paper contextualising this topic of intersectionality to  research funding with a focus on: 

  

·        Deepening its understanding; 

·        Documenting examples of intersectional research being undertaken in SGCI participating countries and beyond; 

·        Sharing  practices by public funding agencies on considering intersectionality  in executing their mandate of funding research; and 

·        Providing recommendations as guidelines to public funding agencies. 

  

The call for Proposal is looking for those with  the expertise to write a high quality paper on the subject. 

Details about this assignment are available in the attached author terms of reference. 


The deadline for submission of proposals is on or before Monday 28 October 2019 at 23:59 South African Standard Time (SAST). All submissions should be made directly via email to: penelope.chauke@nrf.ac.za, who can be contacted for any further information. 

  

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Shortlisted Applicants in Second Round of Business Plan Innovation Challenge

Tanzania Digital Innovation Youth Empowerment Programme (TADIYE) is an innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem development initiative, designed to inspire and promote technology-based young start up entrepreneurs in Tanzania. The project is funded by the Royal Danish Embassy in Tanzania and implemented through Dar Teknohama Business Incubator (DTBi) in collaboration with two other key partners; Magilatech Company Limited and Institute for Management and Entrepreneurship Development (IMED)

For more information please clicks the link below In:

Swahili

English

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6th Annual STI Conference

COSTECH is organising the 6th Annual STI Conference which will be held by end of June 2018. Paper submissions in line with this year’s theme are now accepted


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Research Calls

The review of concept notes has been completed.  Visit online submission system for feedback. 




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Call for Innovation Proposal

Apply for innovation funding from COSTECH. 


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Vacancies at Buni Hub

COSTECH is looking for competent personnel to fill in vacancies in its innovation space, Buni Hub.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            These vacancies include Hub Manager (1 Post ), Partnership Lead (1 Post ), Technical and Operations Lead (1 Post) and Community and Communication Lead (1 Post ). For more information click here



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DISCOVER INCUBATORS

The Commission for Science and Technology has information about incubators in Tanzania.


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OPEN CALLS FOR PROPOSAL

The Commission for Science and Technology Calls for Proposal module


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RESEARCH PROJECTS & PUBLICATIONS

The Commission for Science and Technology Research projects and module


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RESEARCH CLEARENCE MODULE

The Commission for Science and Technology Research clearance module


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COSTECH ORGANOGRAM

The Commission for Science and Technology Organogram includes the four directorates.


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