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Coordination and Advancement of sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science & Technology Cooperation Network

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212625

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 923 797,16

  • EU contribution

    € 4 199 999,98

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES

United Kingdom

Objective

The CAAST-Net project will establish a platform to promote improved cooperation in science and technology between Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. To achieve this objective, CAAST-Net will analyse the current European and African S&T cooperation landscape, and undertake S&T policy analyses. Informed by the outcomes of analyses, CAAST-Net will initiate and support European-African S&T policy dialogues to advance cooperation and broker partnerships. CAAST-Net outcomes will include identification of specific research topics for European-African cooperation and their recommendation for inclusion in FP7. CAAST-Net will promote African participation in the FP7 as well as greater synergy between S&T partnerships and development cooperation instruments. Implemented by a consortium of leading European and African agencies mandated by their governments to promote international S&T cooperation, CAAST-Net will be a key instrument to support the implementation of the overall S&T cooperation programmes agreed to by the mandated authorities of the EU and the African Union (AU). CAAST-Net has been developed with the support of the AU and NEPAD. CAAST-Net has 7 Work Packages: WP1 will gather and analyse information on current European-African S&T collaboration and on S&T policies and capacities which determine opportunities for future cooperation. WP2 considers the synergy between S&T partnerships and development cooperation instruments. The S&T policy dialogue platform under WP3 will promote European-African S&T policy discussions on themes identified in WP1 to frame an enabling policy environment for S&T cooperation. WP4 will establish S&T cooperation platforms to actively promote European-African S&T partnerships, especially for SICAs under FP7. WP5 will focus on improving FP7 information and advisory capacities available to African researchers via NCPs. The focus of WP6 is knowledge management and outreach, and WP7 is dedicated to ensuring efficient project management.

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES

Address

Tavistock Square 20-24
Wc1h 9hf London

United Kingdom

Activity type

Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 870 160,29

Administrative Contact

Andrew Cherry (Dr.)

Participants (24)

DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 205 489,99

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 588 389,34

INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 255 950,32

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 234 395,15

Research Research (Africa)(Pty) Ltd

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 410 824,55

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Kenya

EU Contribution

€ 177 454,57

UGANDA NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Uganda

EU Contribution

€ 108 340,23

MINISTRY IN THE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE IN CHARGE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY, RWANDA

Rwanda

NORGES FORSKNINGSRAD

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 174 572,96

JYVASKYLAN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 224 863,69

VERKET FOR INNOVATIONSSYSTEM

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 115 722,19

CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC

France

EU Contribution

€ 44 725,46

DIRECTION OF RESEARCH, MINISTRY OF NATIONAL EDUCATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH (DR-MENRS)

Madagascar

EU Contribution

€ 4 604,63

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, SPORTS AND SCIENCE

Ghana

DIRECCAO GERAL DE ENSINO SUPERIOR E CIENCIA

Cape Verde

EU Contribution

€ 86 272,46

MINISTRY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Cameroon

EU Contribution

€ 30 225,79

MINISTERE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR DE LA RECHERCHE ET DE L'INNOVATION

Senegal

EU Contribution

€ 109 263,37

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 83 601,66

National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion Act

Nigeria

EU Contribution

€ 47 238,10

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS

Botswana

EU Contribution

€ 32 540,55

MINISTRY OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

Egypt

EU Contribution

€ 91 520,62

COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH

Ghana

EU Contribution

€ 229 832,09

Ministry of Education Rwanda

Rwanda

EU Contribution

€ 38 565,52

MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA, INDUSTRIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 35 446,45

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 212625

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2012

Funded under:

FP7-INCO

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 923 797,16

  • EU contribution

    € 4 199 999,98

Coordinated by:

ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES

United Kingdom

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