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Scholarship opportunities for Tanzanian: Coimbra Group Short Stay ...

Scholarship opportunities for Tanzanian: Coimbra Group Short Stay ... | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Coimbra Group Short Stay Scholarship Programme for young researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa. The Coimbra Group. The Coimbra Group, which was set up in 1987, is an association of 38 traditional European universities ...
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Investing in science can help put food on Africa's plates

Investing in science can help put food on Africa's plates | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Economic growth alone won't end hunger. Good policies and programmes are needed, too. Scientists and researchers have a role to play in these initiatives.
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Science communication is on the rise – and that's good for democracy

Science communication is on the rise – and that's good for democracy | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Science communication has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 60 years. It plays a crucial role in democratising science and making it less mysterious.
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How good are you at research uptake? New tool helps assess capacity. • Research to Action

How good are you at research uptake? New tool helps assess capacity. • Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Whose capacity? Developing capacity of decision makers and knowledge brokers to use and demand research has been recognised as strategy to support research uptake
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Lessons learned from hosting policy dialogues with government assemblies in Ghana • Research to Action

Lessons learned from hosting policy dialogues with government assemblies in Ghana • Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Over the last year, the Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS) has organised a series of policy dialogues on the use of research-evidenc
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DRUSSA Members Attend Workshop on Research Communication - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

DRUSSA Members Attend Workshop on Research Communication - Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Members of Development Research Uptake in Sub-Saharan Africa (DRUSSA) in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have held a workshop on research uptake communication. The workshop was to equip members of the team with research uptake communication skills.
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Dialogue over dissemination: Unlocking the potential of knowledge exchange through creative collaboration.

Dialogue over dissemination: Unlocking the potential of knowledge exchange through creative collaboration. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Knowledge exchange and impact activities often have to negotiate, incorporate and synthesise different kinds of expertise. Mona Sloane looks at how the Configuring Light Roundtables have sought to …
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SciDev.Net and UNESCO partner-up on profiling success stories of Africa’s science

SciDev.Net and UNESCO partner-up on profiling success stories of Africa’s science | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
A new book profiles a range of success examples where Africa’s research has been harnessed for the benefit of its population: creating jobs, opportunities and better livelihoods.



Africa’s Minds: Build a Better Future is a collection of 11 African science, technology and innovation (ST&I) success stories from across the continent and in a range of sectors.



The book will be launched at UNESCO Africa Week in Paris today, in both English and French, and will be made available through the SciDev.Net website, both as a pdf and as individual online stories. It was produced by SciDev.Net in association with UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), with funding support from the Islamic Development Bank (IDB).



The stories are written by African reporters based in Africa, and contain interviews with project leaders as well as local people affected by those projects. The topics range from education, health and agriculture to capacity building and innovation.



Nick Perkins, director of SciDev.Net, said: “It is important to show that Africa is building its capacity to produce scientific evidence and technological innovation for two reasons. First, because science and technology are behind all of the great successes in global development and we know that poverty and vulnerability still affect a large number of people in the continent. Secondly, and at least as importantly, African countries know they must move away from commodity-based economies to excel in the twenty-first century and this booklet is full of promising stories of such transformation.”



UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova said: “Scientific knowledge and new forms of innovation have the power to transform how we live and improve our daily lives. This booklet aims to share how creative men and women in Africa are working to design sustainable and inclusive solutions to issues such as food security, disease control and environmental sustainability.”



Ahmad Mohamed Ali, president of the IDB, said: “This brochure, prepared in collaboration with UNESCO, showcases success stories that highlight the African-led scientific and technological solutions to the continent’s various problems. All the stories provide empirical evidence on how ST&I can ensure success and sustainability in Africa’s development process while sensitivity toward social and cultural diversity is kept in view.”



For more information, for media, please contact: news@scidev.net






 


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The science of using research: why it starts with the policymaker

The science of using research: why it starts with the policymaker | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Researchers and policymakers need to talk to each other. If they don't, important research will merely gather dust and policies might do more harm than good.
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Academics need to embrace new ways of writing and sharing research

Academics need to embrace new ways of writing and sharing research | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
There are many exciting new publishing opportunities opening up for academics who want to take their work beyond traditional spaces like journals.
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Putting young African researchers at the heart of change • Research to Action

Putting young African researchers at the heart of change • Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The field of international development is increasingly concerned with achieving social and economic change through the use of evidence and evidence-based policy. This require
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Using Evidence: What Works? April 2016 | The Alliance for Useful Evidence - Linkis.com

Using Evidence: What Works? April 2016 | The Alliance for Useful Evidence - Linkis.com | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Learning lessons abroad on funding research, innovation - University World News

Learning lessons abroad on funding research, innovation - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Universities need new funding models and African donors - University World News

Universities need new funding models and African donors - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Research collaboration between universities and industry: Five practical principles to make it work.

Research collaboration between universities and industry: Five practical principles to make it work. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Increasingly, academics and practitioners in the UK are urged to work together in collaborative research. Ana Isabel Canhoto and Sarah Quinton discuss how social features, material characteristics,…
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So you want to change policy? Six steps for academics looking to achieve policy change

So you want to change policy? Six steps for academics looking to achieve policy change | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The inevitable chaos and unpredictability of politics makes trying to achieve policy change a real challenge. But that doesn’t mean academics should just give up. Drawing from policy analysis…
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Lessons learned from making data visualisation

Lessons learned from making data visualisation | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
This report builds on our experiences of producing data visualisations and in data journalism, and brings together the lessons we have learned with insights from the broader sector of research communications.
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Form close bond between policy makers and implementers

Form close bond between policy makers and implementers | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
The Minister was addressing a day’s policy implementation symposium in Accra on the theme: “Policy Implementation in Ghana: A case of the Science, Technology
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How should academics interact with policy makers? Lessons on building a long-term advocacy strategy.

How should academics interact with policy makers? Lessons on building a long-term advocacy strategy. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
What can academics learn from how civil society organisations and NGOs approach policy impact? Julia Himmrich argues that academics have a lot to gain from embracing the practices of long-term advo…
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When we say evidence – what do we mean? • Research to Action

When we say evidence – what do we mean? • Research to Action | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Physical activity policies need to be evidence informed, but what is actually behind the term evidence and how does it inform? During the las
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Welcome - mesh

Welcome - mesh | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
MESH is a collaborative open-access web space for people involved in community engagement with health research in low and middle income countries (LMICs). It provides an online meeting place where community engagement practitioners, researchers, health workers and others can network, share resources and discuss best practice.
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How universities can boost research uptake

How universities can boost research uptake | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
African institutions can learn from the University of Mauritius’s push to make science visible, says Romeela Mohee.
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How to report scientific findings

How to report scientific findings | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Journalists may find scientific research dense and complex, so it can be a daunting challenge to base a story on an original research paper.
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Why do university-managed blogs matter? On the importance of public, open and networked digital infrastructure.

Why do university-managed blogs matter? On the importance of public, open and networked digital infrastructure. | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Academic blogging is increasingly valued by academics and institutions as a worthwhile activity. But universities are still struggling to provide the right balance of infrastructure and services to…
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Researchers call for more open access to knowledge - University World News

Researchers call for more open access to knowledge - University World News | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
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Writing for Impact: How can we write about our research in a way that leads to meaningful change?

Writing for Impact: How can we write about our research in a way that leads to meaningful change? | RoundUp: Research Uptake | Scoop.it
Academic work may have impact in a variety of ways, depending on purpose, audience and field, but this is most likely to happen when your work resonates in meaningful ways with people. Ninna Meier …
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