Managing Research Collaborations with Africa and India

John Kirkland - Consultant at Universities, International Organisations and Funding Bodies
Dr Savita Ayyar - Research Management Consultant, on behalf of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance
Professor John Gyapong - Vice-Chancellor, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Allen Muyaama Mukhwana - Research Systems Manager, African Academy of Sciences

Increasing numbers of institutions are seeking research collaborations with Africa and India, responding to  funding opportunities such as UK Global Research Challenges Fund (GRCF)..  Planning and managing equitable partnerships requires awareness of the research management infrastructure and institutional culture of the countries concerned.

This session will commence with brief introductions from speakers with direct experience of research systems in the two regions.  The majority of time will then be devoted to discussion between delegates of issues that they have encountered in their own institutions and perceived barriers to developing effective collaborations.   In addition to increasing awareness and providing an opportunity for longer term networking, the session will help to shape a new initiative being developed by the Wellcome Trust, African Academy of Science and the India Welcome Trust / DBT India Alliance to develop research management structures in Indian and African institutions.

The session will appeal to those involved at strategic level in their respective institutions, and to research managers with specific responsibility for working with developing country partners.  The participation of a substantial African and Indian delegation, who are being encouraged to attend INORMS by the Wellcome TrustDBT India Alliance, will be a distinctive feature.

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Room Kilsyth
Time 11:30 - 12:45
Date Wednesday 6th June, 2018
Theme Managing International Collaborations
Style Workshop
Speakers John Kirkland - Consultant at Universities, International Organisations and Funding Bodies
Dr Savita Ayyar - Research Management Consultant, on behalf of the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance
Professor John Gyapong - Vice-Chancellor, University of Health and Allied Sciences, Ghana
Allen Muyaama Mukhwana - Research Systems Manager, African Academy of Sciences

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