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CPN-Africa. Contact Point Network ( CPN ) to attract Young African Scientists ( YAS ) to participate in EU-funded Poverty Related Diseases ( PRD ) research projects CPN-YAS-PRD CPN-Africa August 2006- January 2010. Germany. Kenya. Uganda. The Consortium. The Netherlands. Cameroon.

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CPN-Africa

Contact Point Network (CPN)

to attract

Young African Scientists (YAS)

to participate in EU-funded

Poverty Related Diseases (PRD)

research projects

CPN-YAS-PRD

CPN-Africa

August 2006- January 2010

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Germany

Kenya

Uganda

The Consortium

The Netherlands

Cameroon

Austria

Zambia

Germany

Estonia

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CPN-AfricaAims

  • To create a network of information points
  • To provide information on funding opportunities in PRD
  • To support young African scientists in project preparation & execution.
  • To ensure that young African scientists are encouraged & motivated
  • To facilitate young African scientists’ involvement in the opening-up of the European Research Area in Africa.
  • To support the preparation of activities related to FP7 in the African countries.
  • To strengthen the co-ordination of activities and ensure a complementary approach.
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CPN-AfricaServices Provided

  • Dissemination of information on the 7th Research Framework Programme of the European Union (FP7).
  • Preparation and execution of “Research Seminars” and “Information Days” for Young African Scientists (YAS).
  • Setting-up of a database of African research institutions and scientists.
  • Inter-African and intercontinental networking and awareness raising on research in Africa and Europe related to poverty related diseases.
  • Guidance and counselling of scientists in applying for and participating in EU-projects.
  • Partner searches and networking.
  • Fellowships for YAS to attend training events and meet potential project partners.
  • Support in making contacts to Europe through close co-operation with the European Network of National Contact Points.
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Structure of the Project

Coordinator

European NCPs

FF

African RCPs

CA

UG

ZA

DE

NL

EST

AU

EU offices at universities/centres

African LCPs at universities/centres

European research groups: potential applicants

African research groups: potential applicants

EU-funded collaborative projects

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CPN-Africa – Countries involved

RCP: Cameroon

LCPs: Benin

Burkina Faso

Nigeria

RCP: Uganda

LCPs: Ethiopia

Kenya

Sudan

RCP: Zambia

LCPs: Malawi

Namibia

Zimbabwe

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CPN-Africa

Work Packages and Deliverables

  • WP1 Management
  • WP2 Training of RCP and LCP staff
    • Training of RCPs
    • Training and selection of LCPs
    • Twinning between RCPs and NCPs
    • E-learning tool
  • WP3 Organisation of RCP and LCP advisory services
    • 3 PRD-seminars
    • 9 Information days
    • Newsletter
    • Database
  • WP4 Coordination activities and awareness rising
    • Inter-regional networking
    • North-South networking
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CPN-AfricaEvents and Activities

  • November 2006: Three days training for RCPs in Bonn, Germany
  • March 2007: Two weeks training of 18 African scientists – selection of 9 LCPs in Ndola, Zambia
  • Summer 2007: Fellowships provided for African scientists:
    • To travel to Europe to prepare proposals for the Call Health 2007-2
    • To participate at workshops performed by AMTIMAL
  • Since January 2007: CPN-Africa Webpage
  • Still under Construction: CPN-Africa Database of African Scientists
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Future Activities

  • Hopefully the project will fully resume its activities in autumn 2008
    • Training events in Africa
    • Fellowships for proposal preparation
    • Counsel of African Scientists
    • New issues of the Newsletter
    • Operability of the database
    • CPN-Africa Discussion forum online
    • Pathfinder tool on the internet (to enable African scientists to find the appropriate programme within FP7, scheduled February 09)
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Thank you for your attention

  • Dr. Sabine Steiner-Lange
  • National Contact Point Life Sciences
    • PTJ / PT-DLR
    • Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
    • Heinrich-Konen-Str. 1 (postal address)
    • Joseph-Schumpeter-Allee (visitor‘s address)
    • Tel. 0228 3821 690
    • Fax 0228 3821 699
    • E-Mail [email protected]
    • [email protected]
    • http://www.nks-lebenswissenschaften.de/nksmenu/ansprechpartner
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