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Looking ahead to new member opportunities in 2021

The CONNECTED Network has announced some of the new opportunities, resources and activities that will become available to its network members in 2021. They include: New CONNECTED Webinars A new Training Grant scheme A new online conference, in late 2021 Infographics and a…

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Reflections on an extraordinary 2020

Many network achievements, despite COVID-19 impact As we head towards the end of 2020, the CONNECTED Network is reflecting on some of the highlights of an extraordinary year. Despite the restriction imposed by the global pandemic, here are a few of our network’s 2020…

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New opportunity to deliver a CONNECTED Webinar

From early 2021 we will be running a new series of CONNECTED Webinars, open to all network members. Each webinar will feature two different people, giving a presentation of approximately 20 minutes, followed by a 20-30 minute Question and Answer and networking session.…

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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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