Category: News

Cathrine Ziyomo joins Management Board

We are delighted to welcome Cathrine Ziyomo as a new member of the CONNECTED Management Board. Cathrine is Program Lead at the Biosciences eastern and central Africa (BecA)-ILRI Hub, Kenya, a shared agricultural research and biosciences platform that provides and increases access to…

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INEXTVIR virology webinar successful applicants

Places have been awarded to 12 CONNECTED Network members to attend a new series of virology webinars running through until April 2021. Organised by Innovative Network for Next Generation Training and Sequencing of Virome (INEXTVIR), these one-hour webinars will be held approximately fortnightly, and hosted…

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New funding call promoting intra-African and global collaborations

Grand Challenges Africa Innovation Phase 1 Seed Grants Round 12 Request for Proposals on Food Security and Nutrition Proposals are now invited for funding address a new Grand Challenge: Promoting and facilitating innovative solutions to achieve Food Security and Nutrition in Africa. These…

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Funding opportunity: Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenges has opened a major funding call. Smart Farming Innovations for Small-Scale Producers seeks Smart Farming solutions that leverage digital technology innovations that have the potential to drive positive impact for small-scale producer entrepreneurs, delivered…

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Apply to attend an exciting new series of virology webinars

The CONNECTED Network has been offered a limited number of spaces on an exciting new series of virology webinars which begins this month and runs through until April 2021. Organised by Innovative Network for Next Generation Training and Sequencing of Virome (INEXTVIR), these…

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New online learning community for African researchers

Introducing The Mawazo Learning Exchange Before the COVID-19 pandemic turned virtual learning into a near-necessity, Mawazo Institute was working behind the scenes to develop an e-learning platform for African researchers. The aim was to build a platform with empathy and flexibility that could…

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New Crop Science Centre opens with aim to bring global impact

The Crop Science Centre in Cambridge, UK, designed to fast-track technologies to sustainably improve farmers’ yields worldwide, has been launched. It is formed of a coalition between the University of Cambridge Department of Plant Sciences and NIAB, which focuses on translational research in crops…

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Success of online scientific conference confirmed by positive delegate feedback

One-year extension means network will continue to at least the end of 2021 Positive delegate feedback has confirmed the success of an ambitious virtual scientific conference, hosted by The CONNECTED Network, with one delegate affirming the two-week online Zoom event was actually “the…

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Evidence Leaders Africa Conference

Registration is open for the Evidence Leaders Virtual Conference, taking place on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 November 2020. The two-day conference is part of the Evidence Leaders in Africa (ELA) initiative, which aims to inspire and empower African scholars to proactively engage…

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Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day training course, June 2021

The University of Idaho Center for Health in the Human Ecosystem (CHHE) is hosting its annual Biology of Vector-borne Diseases six-day course, from Sunday 20 to Friday 25 June 2021, on the UI campus in Moscow, Idaho. This course provides accessible, condensed training…

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