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AFRICA BUILD (Building a Research and Education Infrastructure for Africa)

Objetivo

Topic: AFRICA BUILD aims to improve capacity for health research and education in Africa, through Information Technologies (IT). It will provide innovative learning and research opportunities.

Background: The EU has supported many IT and health initiatives, with significant results. In contrast, there has been no significant transfer of expertise, methods and tools to neighbour countries in Africa.

Main objective: To promote health research, education and practice in Africa through the creation of centres of excellence, by using IT, “know-how”, e-learning and knowledge sharing through Web-enabled virtual communities. Initial EU-Africa transfer aims to create sustainable South-South communities of African researchers.

Sub-objectives:
(1) To analyse the state of the art in health research and education in Africa. A Roadmap for future European actions will be released.
(2) To implement an IT-enabled, open and collaborative infrastructure for education, training and knowledge sharing for health researchers in English-, French- and Arabic-speaking African countries, developing virtual communities of practice.
(3) To develop and offer a large number of e-learning courses, validated learning resources, methodologies and supporting evidence for improving the education capacities of health-focused centres of excellence in Africa.
(4) To facilitate researchers’ mobility and participation in local and international meetings.
(5) To validate the AFRICA BUILD impact in pilot research and education initiatives related to reproductive health and HIV/AIDS research.
(6) To disseminate outcomes in scientific conferences and journals, media and workshops and conferences in Africa.

Expected impact: Based on the experience of the partners —including WHO— we aim to improve know-how, research and technological capacities at the African centres of excellence. Successful actions will be transferred to other organizations and industry.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-AFRICA-2010
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Coordinador

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Dirección
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
España
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 500 760
Contacto administrativo
Gonzalo León (Prof.)

Participantes (7)

MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Egipto
Aportación de la UE
€ 300 185
Dirección
Smart Village Km 28 Cairo
Giza
Tipo de actividad
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Rada Hussein (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE BAMAKO
Mali
Aportación de la UE
€ 275 275
Dirección
Campus Universitaire De Badalabougou
Bamako
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Mamadou Traore (Prof.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 314 259
Dirección
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Antoine Geissbuhler (Prof.)
PRINS LEOPOLD INSTITUUT VOOR TROPISCHE GENEESKUNDE
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 206 884
Dirección
Nationalestraat 155
2000 Antwerpen
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Maria Zolfo (Dr.)
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
Suiza
Aportación de la UE
€ 170 771
Dirección
Avenue Appia 20
1211 Geneve
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Heli Bathija (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE DE YAOUNDE I
Camerún
Aportación de la UE
€ 130 060
Dirección
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8390 Yaounde
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Vincent Djientcheu (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF GHANA
Ghana
Aportación de la UE
€ 101 300
Dirección
.
N/A Legon Accra
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Ebenezer Afari-Kumah (Mr.)