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Research for development: a toolkit for building research partnerships with LMICs

Date & Time:

17th June 2019
15:45 - 16:15


Meeting Room 1a

This workshop will equip delegates with the practical tools needed to identify and assess potential research partners in low and middle income countries (LMICs). The presenters will share their own experiences of evaluating and enhancing research systems and organisations in Africa and Asia, including:

  • A multi-donor initiative to strengthen the research management capacity of Africa’s science granting councils;
  • A DFID-funded project to strengthen research systems and organisations in seven African countries;
  • A British Council-funded project to create university level collaboration between the UK and East Asia.

The emphasis will be on highlighting specific tools and data sources that can be used to assess international opportunities and manage risk.

Delegates will then have the opportunity to share their own experiences, or expectations, of developing and managing research partnerships with institutions in the Global South. We will use the Slido polling tool to facilitate these interactions, with an emphasis on peer learning and sharing of good practice, and will encourage delegates to discuss specific approaches and data sources they have found helpful when developing international partnerships.
We will capture the outcomes of the workshop in a summary article, for potential publication in the Protagonist and/or via a blog post.

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Presented by:

Rob Johnson - Director, Research Consulting

Therina Theron - Senior Director: Research and Innovation, Stellenbosch University (SU)


Theme: Funding & development
Level: Open to all
Date: 17th June 2019
Time: 15:45 - 16:15
Room: Meeting Room 1a