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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


Germany

Kenya

Uganda

The Consortium

The Netherlands

Cameroon

Austria

Zambia

Germany

Estonia


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.


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.


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


CPN-Africa – Countries involved

RCP: Cameroon

LCPs: Benin

Burkina Faso

Nigeria

RCP: Uganda

LCPs: Ethiopia

Kenya

Sudan

RCP: Zambia

LCPs: Malawi

Namibia

Zimbabwe


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


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


CPN-AfricaWebpage




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)


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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