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The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI), aims to strengthen the capacities of science granting councils (SGC) in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development

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The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI), aims to strengthen the capacities of science granting councils (SGC) in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development

The Science Granting Councils Initiative in sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI), aims to strengthen the capacities of science granting councils (SGC) in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to support research and evidence-based policies that will contribute to economic and social development. The objectives of this Initiative are to strengthen the ability of Science Granting Councils to: (i) manage research; (ii) design and monitor research programmes based on the use of robust science, technology and innovation (STI) indicators; (iii) support knowledge exchange with the private sector; and (iv) establish partnerships between Science Granting Councils and other science system actors.

The Initiative is jointly funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) and the German Research Foundation (DFG)