The overall objective of these actions is to create a network of information points in form of three Regional Contact Points
in sub-Saharan Africa to ensure that young African scientists are encouraged, motivated and facilitated with the necessary
information to participate in EU-funded research programmes on poverty related diseases. Each RCP will be responsible
for one Region: the TRDC in Zambia for Southern Africa, the Fobang Foundation in Cameroon for Western Africa and the
ACCT for Eastern Africa. With the help of the expertise of their counterparts in Europe (NCPs), the RCPs will be set up
under the coordination of ESSB. The set up of the contact point network will attract young African scientists to
PRD research as well as reinforce and consolidate the research system in sub-Saharan African countries in order to
facilitate their involvement in the opening-up of the European Research Area in the region.
Furthermore, it will support the preparation of activities related to future Framework Programmes (FP7) in the sub-Saharan
African countries and strengthen the co-ordination and complementarities with activities carried out by other national and
international institutions on PRD.
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Funding SchemeCA - Coordination action