Research

Ruforum

Bringing African universities to farmers

  |   Research   |   No comment

Originally published by scidev.net. This film focuses on the work of researchers from Makerere University, Uganda, in Rakai district, an area of the country whose farmers are particularly prone to climate change-induced water vulnerability. As part of the WATERCAP project, they have helped transform local people’s lives....

Read More
printer-building

TReND – A 3D printer for African labs

  |   Higher Education, Research   |   No comment

Originally published by trendinafrica.org. 3D printing has been in the news much lately. Although routinely employed in industry and design for more than a decade, 3D printers have recently come to be more and more affordable for private households. Today, build-your-own printer kits typically cost less than...

Read More
Economist - battle

Europe: The battle of the scientists

  |   Research, Sector Insights   |   No comment

Are Europeans becoming more hostile to science and technology? AT THE end of a hard year Europe’s leaders are grappling with familiar problems—how to revive gasping economies, what to do about the Russian menace. But a quieter source of discontent is also bubbling up: Europe’s scientists....

Read More
Dr Mwele

Scientist feature: Meet Dr Mwele Malecela

  |   Research, Scientist Features   |   1 Comment

Originally published at chahali.tumblr.com.     A PERSONAL JOURNEY: FROM PARASITE IMMUNOLOGY TO DISEASE CONTROL. My career at NIMR is a true story of serendipity rather than design. I joined NIMR in 1987 after graduating from the University of Dar-es-Salaam with a B.Sc. in Zoology in 1986. After an extremely...

Read More

Q&A: Getting science to the grassroots in Africa

  |   Research   |   No comment

Originally published by scidev.net. In this interview, we speak to Fatima Denton, director of the Special Initiatives Division at the UN Economic Commission for Africa. She argues that more should be done to ensure science is harnessed to address the needs of local communities across Africa, so...

Read More
CCAFS East Africa Science Officer Maren Radeny with Government officials from Kenya during the CCAFS side event at COP 20 after the launch of CANA. Photo S.Kilungu (CCAFS)

The Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa (CANA)

  |   Research   |   No comment

A new web-based platform seeks to link scientists with policy makers to address climate change, agriculture and food security issues in Africa. Farming communities in Africa are becoming more fragile as climate change and increasingly variable weather are reducing agricultural productivity. There is an urgent need...

Read More
idrc logo

Canada and Australia select five African research teams to improve food security

  |   Research, Scientist Features   |   1 Comment

IDRC press release - For immediate release.   Ottawa, Canada, December 16, 2014 – Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) today announced five projects in Eastern and Southern Africa to address food security problems. The projects are funded...

Read More
afrika-konferenz_2014_foto_e._tritschler_img_5029

Conference report Rheinbach, November 14-15, 2014

  |   Community Square, Entrepreneurship, Higher Education, Research   |   1 Comment

The interest in the 3rd „Universities, Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development in Africa“ conference was high. With more than 200 registered participants, numerous discussions were held in Rheinbach near Bonn, Germany circulating around new concepts for German-African Cooperation. Akada Network was there to network and connect with other organizations...

Read More