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Africa launch conference full to capacity

The CONNECTED virus project Africa Launch Conference in Uganda (7-9 May) has proved so popular that the conference is now full to capacity, and we are unfortunately unable to accept further registrations. The two-day training workshop for Early Career Researchers, taking place immediately…

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Keynote speakers confirmed for CONNECTED Africa Launch Conference

With preparations for the CONNECTED Africa Launch Conference well under way, details of keynote speakers are being confirmed. On Monday 7 May, the first of the three days of the Uganda conference, there will be keynote research-focused presentations from • Dr Titus Alicai,…

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Find out more about CONNECTED by watching these videos

People interested in finding out more about the CONNECTED project can now do so by watching a series of short interview clips with some of those involved. Interviewees include • Project Director Prof. Gary Foster • Co-Director Prof. Neil Boonham • Prof. Nicola…

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Videos of CONNECTED conference presentations are now online

Members of the CONNECTED network can now watch videos of some of the presentations from the project’s UK Launch Conference online. The aim is to enable those who weren’t able to attend the conference to catch up on some of the highlights, including…

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Registration for Africa Launch Conference Open

Network members who would like to attend the Africa Launch Conference of CONNECTED can now register via the project website. The three-day conference will take place at Skyz Hotel, Kampala, from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 May 2018. This will be immediately followed…

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Expression of Interest to attend Launch Conference & ECR Training Workshop

The CONNECTED Africa Launch Conference will be held in Kampala on 7th – 9th May 2018 The conference will run over three days, with one day on site at the NaCRRI Research Institute in Namulonge. ECR Training Workshop: Kampala on 10th – 11th May 2018 Immediately following…

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First stage in pump-prime funding call now open (12 March – 8 April)

The first stage in the CONNECTED pump-prime funding calls opened on Monday 12 March 2018, with an invitation to potential applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI). This call is the first of two that will run during the CONNECTED project lifetime.…

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Funding call to protect crops in low-income countries

Protection of crops from pests and disease in low-income countries is a key focus of the latest round of funding calls from The Global Grand Challenges programme, run by The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. One of the three key challenges for which…

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Funding calls from CONNECTED: process and updated timelines

The first stage in the CONNECTED pump-prime funding calls will begin on Monday 12 March 2018, with an invitation to potential applicants to submit an Expression of Interest. In response to feedback from network members at CONNECTED’s UK Launch Conference in January, the…

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Quarterly newsletters

On this page you will find editions of the regular CONNECTED newsletter. Network members receive further updates via email and have access to additional resources on this website. Membership is free, and anyone with an interest in African plant virus vector-borne disease can…

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