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1 A Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation CAAST-Net is supported under the Capacities Specific Programme of the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Grant Agreement No ). Friday, 23 April The role of International cooperation in national and regional STI priorities The CAAST-Net project – an example. Dr Eric Mwangi, CAAST-Net Africa Region Coordinator: Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Kenya. Dr Andy Cherry, CAAST-Net project Coordinator: Association of Commonwealth Universities, United Kingdom Your organisations logo here

2 A Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation CAAST-Net is supported under the Capacities Specific Programme of the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Grant Agreement No ). Friday, 23 April Outline International cooperation contextualized CAAST-Net – an overview

3 A Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation CAAST-Net is supported under the Capacities Specific Programme of the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Grant Agreement No ). Friday, 23 April International cooperation in context Current challenges and emerging issues in Africa –Human capacity –Infrastructures –Funding –Competitiveness

4 A Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation CAAST-Net is supported under the Capacities Specific Programme of the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Grant Agreement No ). Friday, 23 April International cooperation in context Role of international cooperation The opportunities landscape –Bilateral/Multilateral donors –Foundations –Charitable trusts –Etc Differing agendas – international development agendas, self interest, …

5 A Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation CAAST-Net is supported under the Capacities Specific Programme of the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Grant Agreement No ). Friday, 23 April International cooperation in context Matching national / regional priorities with donor agendas and priorities:

6 A Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation CAAST-Net is supported under the Capacities Specific Programme of the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Grant Agreement No ). Friday, 23 April CAAST-Net Advancing Africa–Europe cooperation – research and policy dialogue EU framework programme Consortium of partners - nationally mandated S&T authorities. Range of activities add value to bi-regional cooperation.

7 A Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation CAAST-Net is supported under the Capacities Specific Programme of the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Grant Agreement No ). Friday, 23 April CAAST-Net Research prioritisation – Senegal / France Policy dialogue platform – Kenya / Germany Information, training and awareness raising – Cape Verde / Portugal Networking – Ghana / Finland

8 A Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Cooperation CAAST-Net is supported under the Capacities Specific Programme of the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (Grant Agreement No ). Friday, 23 April Thank you! For more information please visit CAAST-Nets website:


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