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Call for proposals to support Africa’s Science Granting Councils in developing policy frameworks and enabling structures for public-private sector partnerships

Open
Call for
Proposals
Deadline
Programs
Education and Science
Duration
Approximately 34 months
Topic(s)
Development
Science and Technology
Social Policy
Governance
Countries
South of Sahara
Western Sahara
Funded by
UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and IDRC
Budget
The budget available for this project is approximately CAD$1,200,000 (all inclusive) for approximately 34 months.
Point of contact
SGCSSA@idrc.ca
Type
Grant
Status
Open
Scope

Promoting linkages and knowledge exchange between public sector research organizations and private sector actors has been a key objective of SGCI’s work since its inception. Important aspects are private sector partnerships through research projects, ensuring the priorities of research organizations are aligned with private sector needs and enhancing private sector understanding of how to work with public research organizations.

Building on and deepening earlier SGCI work, this project will support the councils to implement and pilot the necessary policy frameworks to promote public-private sector partnerships and it will involve sharing experiences among councils.

Eligibility

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) invites project proposals from organizations (including think tanks, institutes, universities and agencies) with proven experience and track records to support the councils in developing policy frameworks and enabling structures for private sector partnerships.