FinCEAL Workshop on EU Africa STI Research Partnerships

June 2, 2014

UniPID (The Finnish University Partnership for International Development) organized a stakeholder’s workshop on EU-Africa STI Research Partnerships, in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, ESASTAP Plus, PAEPARD (Platform for African-European partnership on Agricultural Research for Development) and CAAST-Net Plus, at the occasion of the 5th EABF and 4th EU-Africa Summit. The Workshop is targeting Researchers, Private Sector and Policy Makers working with themes related to EU-Africa STI Research.

UniPID (The Finnish University Partnership for International Development) organized a stakeholder’s workshop on EU-Africa STI Research Partnerships, in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, ESASTAP Plus and PAEPARD (Platform for African-European partnership on Agricultural Research for Development) and CAAST-Net Plus, at the occasion of the 5th EABF and 4th EU-Africa Summit. The Workshop targeted Researchers, Private Sector and Policy Makers working with themes related to EU-Africa STI Research.

The aim of the workshop was to:

Identify and highlight current successful national practices that could be adopted at EU-Africa bi-regional cooperation in STI;

Highlight challenges arising from policy and practice limiting these collaborations;

Further support successful mechanisms that enhance research between the two regions and highlight untapped opportunities;

Strengthen especially the participation of European and African Private Sector actors in STI research partnerships.