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Nigeria to seek accelerated African tech transformation

According to an article published on IT NEWS AFRICA, the UN Economic Commission for Africa in collaboration with the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Ministry of Communications Technology (FMCT), and Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) will hold a high level policy dialogue on the theme: Science, Technology, and Innovation and the African Transformation Agenda, on 24-25 March 2014 in Abuja.

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A new horizon for African-European research links

According to an article published on SciDev.Net, for scientists across Europe, last month marked the official start of a fresh wave of funding opportunities from the European Union (EU). On 11 December, the European Commission finally released the detailed topics and budgets available for the first two years of Horizon 2020, the EU’s eighth research and innovation funding package, worth nearly €80 billion (around US$110 billion) in total from 2014 to 2020.

 

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iMENTORS Newsletter: Use, re-use and combine data.Plus: trade ideas and information

iMENTORS, that begun in April 2012 by Stockholm UniversityandGov2u, launched version three in December 2013 and is one step closer to mapping the majority of e-infrastructure (resources, tools and data supporting community research and development) of the past five years in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to lay a foundation for better services, encourage research and connect cross-continental progress. Click here to read the latest issue

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IT engineers, Students, Researchers, Users, Providers...the third version of iMENTORS is for You

 

iMENTORS, that begun in April 2012 by Stockholm UniversityandGov2u, launched version three in December 2013 and is one step closer to mapping the majority of e-infrastructure (resources, tools and data supporting community research and development) of the past five years in Sub-Saharan Africa in order to lay a foundation for better services, encourage research and connect cross-continental progress.

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Few students pursue science, technology careers

According to an article published on Daily News, few students show interest in science and technology-based careers, according to the chief research, science and Ttchnology officer, Mr Oabona Monngakgotla.

Speaking at a workshop on principles of intellectual property rights for practical subjects, organised by the Department of Research, Science and Technology in Francistown recently, Mr Monngakgotla said many students considered science a difficult subject and they ended up avoiding science careers.

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AfDB Approves US$45 Million Grant for Creation of Pan African University for Science, Technology and Innovation

According to an article published on the African Development Bank(AfDB) website, the AfDB's Board of Executive Directors approved on Wednesday, July 24 an African Development Fund (ADF) grant of US$ 45 million to support the creation of a Pan African University (PAU). The new university consisting of fivePan African Institutes will focus mainly on science, technology and innovation.

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Botswana Innovation Hub to help transform economy

According to an article published on Daily News, development of Botswana Innovation Hub's (BIH) science and technology park is ongoing while construction of the major central buildings is earmarked for September.

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iMENTORS-a crowdsourcing map on ICT infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa goes live!

iMENTORS goes live and is one step closer to becoming the most comprehensive crowdsourcing map on ICT infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa! Register and create your profile on the platform. Do not forget to send us your feedback on the beta version of the platform!

Check out the map now: www.imentors.eu/map.html

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