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NCRST Hosts African Summit on Global Research and Scientific Breakthrough

01 Dec 2014


The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST), in partnership with the South African National Research Foundation (NRF), has organised the African Summit of the Global Research Council in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Summit which was held last week, was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the German Research Foundation.


The primary aim of the African Consultation is to facilitate and coordinate deliberations and inputs on the main themes identified by the Global Research Council Governing Board for 2015, namely; Research Funding for Scientific Breakthrough; and Building Research and Education Capacity.


The meeting included representatives from a large number of science granting councils and other important stakeholders. The Summit was dedicated and focused on high-level open panel discussions by African Heads of Research Councils, and an academic research symposium that encouraged academic debate and aimed at strengthening partnerships between African other global scientists.


Speaking at the opening ceremony held at Techno Park in Stellenbosch, Dr Eino Mvula, CEO of the NCRST remarked; “The NCRST looks forward to the success of this meeting which we believe would serve as a strategic platform to exchange information concerning operational strategies of the GRC Participants, discuss international collaboration and the role of cooperation amongst research councils on ‘Research Funding for Scientific Breakthrough’ and ‘Capacity Building for Research and Education’ and articulate the African position in this area.”


The Global Research Council is a vital organisation comprised of the heads of science and engineering funding agencies from around the world, dedicated to promoting the sharing of data and best practices for high quality collaboration among funding agencies worldwide. Annually the Global Research Council hosts a global summit after regional meetings across five regions, including Africa, have occurred.