30 May - 2 June 2023. (Durban, South Africa) INORMS Congress - Theme: Towards a Utopia in Research and Innovation Management
30/05 Exploring the Scenario Thinking Platform for the European Commission’s next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP10)
- If it is to tackle both known and, as yet, unknown global challenges, what should it look like and what relevance and importance might this have for other national or international R&I funding programmes?
- This workshop, used four possible scenarios of the world in 2028 defined by representatives of the League of European Research Universities in their preparation for the strategic planning of the European Commission (EC).
- Ms Annika Glauner, ETH Zurich & University of Zurich (Switzerland)
- Mr Daan du Toit, South African Department of Science and Innovation (South Africa)
- Ms Angela Noble, Leiden University (Netherlands)
- Ms Jennifer Ponting, University of Chicago (United States)
- Mr Bruno Wöran, Paracelsus Private Medical University (Austria)
- Ms Doris Alexander, Trinity College (Ireland)
- Ms Kimberly Cornfield, University College London (United Kingdom)
- Ms Tania Tambiah Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
and perspectives. Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies Directorate-General for Internal Policies # 106 p.
To assess the future development of the EUI, EUI created three scenarios that reflect the main driving forces behind the shaping of higher education in Europe: the Bologna Process, the development of the EEA, and innovations in learning and teaching. For each driving force, EUI developed a scenario of the future development of the EUI. Scenarios were assessed by an expert panel.
Dr Vincenzo Lorusso, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation (DG RTD) :
- The AU-EU cooperation in Research & Innovation
- The AU-EU Innovation Agenda and the AU-EU Innovation Festival (15 June, Cape Town)
- Horizon Europe and its ‘Africa Initiative II’
- Opportunities for researchers’ mobility and training: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Erasmus+ and EURAXESS Africa
30/05 Best practice and knowledge exchange on embedding equitable partnerships in collaborative research
- UK Collaborative on Development Research (UKCDR) and ESSENCE on Health Research published a Good Practice Document.
- The guidance was developed in consultation with a taskforce of international research funders and draws on the experiences of funders, research organisations and researchers in low-, middle-and high-income countries.
- It aims to support equity in research partnerships by assisting funders, research organizations and researchers to improve their ways of working in multi-country research partnerships, particularly in relation to low- and middle-income country (LMIC) contexts.
- UKCDR & ESSENCE hosted a virtual session ‘The role of funders in enabling equitable research partnerships for development’ as part of the Science Summit at United Nations General Assembly 77 (UNGA77) on the 26th September 2022.
- Support the research partnership ecosystem
- Strengthen research relationships and research systems
- Budget for partnership building
- Implement processes and procedures that sustain partnerships
01/06 Equity and sustainability in international partnerships: experiences and perspectives from FSNet-Africa
- Prof Claire Quinn, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
- Dr Melody Mentz-Coetzee, University of Pretoria (South Africa)
- Ms Louise Heery, University of Leeds (United Kingdom)
- Dr Petronella Chaminuka, Agricultural Research Council of South Africa (South Africa) Petronella is the Acting Head of Impact and Partnerships and the Economic Analysis Unit of the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa. She is currently serving as a Global South Scaling Advisor for Science on the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC) scalingXchange project.
- Dr Tshilidzi Madzivhandila, FANRPAN (South Africa)
31/05 Partnerships supporting open research - How funders and publishers can help researchers choose open throughout research lifecycleThis session focused on the partnership between the Science for Africa Foundation (SFA) and F1000 to develop an open research publishing platform, Open Research Africa. Our speakers will discuss how the Open Research Africa Platform is working in partnership to support the reach, sharing, and potential impact of African research to the world, and examine the considerations, challenges, opportunities, and learnings in applying open research methodologies. The Science for Africa Foundation (Kenya) (SFA Foundation), is a pan-African, non-profit and public charity organisation, is catalysing and strengthening Africa's science and innovation ecosystems to respond to Africa's sustainable development challenges and to positively impact lives.
- Mr Roscoe Concer, F1000 (United Kingdom)
- Ms Elizabeth Marincola, Science for Africa Foundation (Kenya)
- Dr Priscilla Mensah, Nelson Mandela University (South Africa)
- Dr Chux Daniels, University of Sussex (United Kingdom)
- Dr Sepo Hachigonta, National Research Foundation (South Africa) Prior to joining the NRF, he was a programme manager at FANRPAN,
- Dr Glenda Kruss, Human Sciences Research Council (South Africa)
- Prof Rebecca Hanlin (picture), University of Johannesburg (South Africa). Her latest book looks at building science systems in Africa and technological capabilities in renewable electrification.
R. Lema, M. Holm Andersen, R. Hanlin and C. Nzila, et all (2022) Building Innovation Capabilities for Sustainable Industrialisation. Renewable Electrificatioin in Developing Economies # 303 p
- The chapters in the book use a tailored analytical framework in their studies of renewable electrification efforts in Kenya and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
- They draw on a mix of project, sector and country level case studies to address questions such as: What capabilities are developed through on-going renewable electrification projects in developing economies? How can the expansion of renewable electrification be supported in a way that also encourages sustainable economic development? What role do international linkages (South-South and North-South) play and what role should they play in the greening of energy systems in developing economies?
- The authors provide a new understanding of how green transformation and sustainable industrialisation can be combined, highlighting the opportunities and constraints for local capability building and the scope for local policy action.
- Incl: Mr Vincent Nkundimana, Science for Africa Foundation (Kenya)
The SFA Foundation takes a holistic approach to science. Its programmatic initiatives are crafted to cater to the entire science ecosystem and span across the value chain from early discovery sciences to translation sciences and targeted cross-cutting gaps.
01/06 Leadership in Research Management Associations
- The West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA) Mr Dembo Kanteh (The Gambia)
- Eastern African Research and Innovations Management Association (EARIMA) Dr Edwinus Lyaya (Tanzania)
- Northern African Research and Innovation Management Association (NARIMA) Prof Amal Amin (Egypt)
23/05 Data Ethics Policy in Higher Education
The Association of African Universities (AAU), the University of Nottingham and the Ethical Data Initiative (EDI) are joining forces to campaign for the inclusion of data ethics in data science education on a global scale. The campaign begins with a series of informative webinars on ethical data that explore the pressing ethical questions inherent in digital technology, data collection and data-driven research.
- Who benefits from my data?
- With data capitalism becoming an increasingly recognised concept, how do we avoid the pitfalls of feudalism and colonialism in this new landscape?
- With the increase in data intensive research, and focus on data law and ethics in general, do you think it is time that data ethics should become an integral part of the education curriculum in schools and universities? Why?
- How can we build capacity for data ethics in universities and industry?