Africa related Research & Development Links

The links below are Africa-related resources that may be of interest to Cambridge University students and staff, but also to our African partners.

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From the Non Linear Analysis, Geometry and Applications Project (NLAGA) website. 



Research Africa is a publication that comprehensively tracks research policy across Africa's capital cities and universities, providing detailed coverage of research-related issues. 

Africa Desk: This is a collaboration between the British Academy and the African Studies Association of the UK, with support from The Association of Commonwealth Universities and SCOLMA, the UK Africanists librarians group. At its heart are directories of African and UK scholars - it encompasses the latest edition of the ASAUK Directory of Africanists in Britain - in addition to information on African studies centres in the UK and specialist Africanist libraries in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. 

Africa Oxford Initiative: The Africa Oxford Initiative (AfOx) is a cross-university platform for academic and research collaborations between the University of Oxford and African researchers and institutions. The Initiative aims to support the work of universities and research institutions across Africa and to facilitate the development of equitable and extensive collaborations between Oxford and African institutions.

Non Linear Analysis, Geometry and Applications Project (NLAGA): The main focus of NLAGA is to strongly contribute to the development of Non Linear Analysis, Geometry and their Applications in West Africa, by creating a community of mathematicians working on problems directly related to this field. This network aims to provide an attractive and stimulating scientific environment for graduate students in West Africa and give them the opportunity to work with high quality specialists. 

Initiative to Strengthen Health Research in Africa (ISHReCA): This is a new African-led, TDR- supported (the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases) initiative to Strengthen Health Research Capacity in Africa (ISHReCA) aiming to tackle the challenge, of how sub-Saharan African countries develop their own capacity to conduct health research, improving fragile health systems at the same time.

Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA): This is a membership organisation of Research and Innovation Managers that operates at an institutional, national and international level, as well as across the value chain, from research through to successful innovation (commercialization). The purpose of the association is to promote research and innovation management for the benefit of southern Africa. 

West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA).

West African Bioethics: A programme for teaching, service and research in international bioethics.

EDANZ: Editing experts who help researchers to get their work published. 

AuthorAID: A global online network that provides support, mentoring, resources, and training for researchers in developing countries.

Association of Commonwealth UniversitiesThe Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is the world's first and oldest international university network, established in 1913. A UK-registered charity, the ACU has over 500 member institutions in developed and developing countries across the Commonwealth. 

GRANTfinder: the UK's leading grants and policy database, which provides over 6,000 funding opportunities, with information updated regularly. 

UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS): The UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (UKCDS) is a useful resource for anyone interested in research and international development. It provides information about funding opportunities for research, details of key organisations who support development sciences, jobs, etc. The attached flyer provides summary information about the benefits of the UKCDS. 

Vitae is a national (UK) organisation championing the personal, professional and career development of doctoral researchers and research staff in higher education institutions and research institutes. Vitae has also launched a resource to support principal investigators by helping them to develop their people management skills and manage their research teams, consider the impact of their research project, amongst others. 

DocLinks is a project that aims to develop a network of African and European PhD students. The Association of Commonwealth Universities has been awarded a grant by the European Commission, to implement a two year project promoting networking between African and European doctoral candidates and early career researchers. The project "Increasing Understanding and Establishing Better Links between African and European Doctoral Education Candidates" (DocLinks) aims to enhance mutual understanding through the creation of a unique network and website bringing together African and European research students.