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TransAfrican Network Development

Objective

The TANDEM project aims to create favourable conditions for WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network) to be able to participate in the forthcoming AfricaConnect project extension and to draw maximum benefit from it, and thereby to ensure WACREN’s integration into the global Research and Education networking community. TANDEM long-term goal is to make it possible for researchers and academics to contribute with their peers around the world to the socio-economic development of the West and Central African Region. To this end, TANDEM is structured around three objectives:

1. Enhance the dialogue between WACREN and policy makers, international donors and regulating authorities, in order to promote connectivity and obtain political and financial support;
2. Enhance the dialogue between WACREN, end users, national research and education networks (NRENs) and research and tertiary education institutes, in order to identify the global e-infrastructure services expected by the end users;
3. Build a permanent stakeholder dialogue by creating favourable conditions for the implementation of three main communities: the “policy makers, donors and regulating authorities” community; the NRENs community; the “end users” community.

TANDEM provides for the implementation of a virtual collaboration platform in order to support the continuity of communities beyond the end of the project, and to enable monitoring of the e-infrastructure services. In order to respond to the growing demand from African research communities, TANDEM is focused on three key research thematic topics: health, food security, and environment; and on the specific needs of these areas. The consortium was carefully selected to provide a balanced mix of research and e-infrastructure organisations, with diverse experiences in academic issues, research and innovation management. The consortium also brings consolidated experience in implementing and managing large research and education networks

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/innovation management
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRASUPP-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 80 094,14

Participants (8)

WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICAN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORK
Ghana
EU contribution
€ 437 261,25
Address
African Universities House, 11 Aviation Road Extension
5744 Accra
Activity type
Other
GEANT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 18 350
Address
126-130 Hills Road City House
CB2 1PQ Cambridge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
GROUPEMENT D INTERET PUBLIC POUR LERESEAU NATIONAL DE TELECOMMUNICATIONS POUR LA TECHNOLOGIE L ENSEIGNEMENT ET LA RECHERCHE
France
EU contribution
€ 122 165
Address
Rue Daviel 23-25
75013 Paris
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
EU contribution
€ 234 558,75
Address
Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIGMA ORIONIS SA

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 66 624,61
Address
Route Des Dolines 1240 Buropolis Sophia Antipolis
06560 Valbonne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 88 325
Address
Kingston Lane
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UBUNTUNET ALLIANCE FOR RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORKING
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 95 378,75
Address
Singel 468 D
1017 AW Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
COOPERACION LATINOAMERICANA DE REDES AVANZADAS
Uruguay
EU contribution
€ 75 225
Address
Rambla Republica De Mexico 6125
11400 Montevideo
Activity type
Other