Innogen · News · October 9, 2013

Partner Opportunity: AfricaLics Workshop

Partner Opportunity: AfricaLics Workshop

On 2-3 December 2013 in Maputo, Mozambique, AfricaLics is holding a research partnership building workshop.

The African Network for the Economics of Learning, Innovation, and Competence Building Systems (AfricaLics) was launched in Dar es salaam, Tanzania, in March, 2012. It is a network of scholars working on how innovation and competence-building may be harnessed for development in Africa. It is a regional chapter of the world-wide network Globelics and its activities are supported by Sida, Sweden.

The network’s objective is to promote the development of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) research capacity in Africa with strong links to users through research training and research projects. The long term objective of this network is to enable African countries to develop the capacity to study, monitor and evaluate their innovation system and to develop evidence-based policy for the betterment of society.

On 2-3 December 2013 in Maputo, Mozambique, AfricaLics is holding a research partnership building workshop. This workshop is part of the efforts by Africalics to enable groups of researchers to apply for seed funding to be used to develop proposals for new research projects or research dissemination projects. It primarily aims to bring together researchers from the innovation and development community, providing a space for creative thinking concerning new research projects or research dissemination projects in selected thematic areas.

If you are interested in attending, please complete the form (link below) before 20th October 2013. All applications will be assessed through a competitive process by the AfricaLics secretariat and successful individuals will be notified by 1st November 2013. Please note that AfriaLics will provide accommodation and meals for the two day workshop but cannot guarantee travel support. If you require travel support, you must apply for this online by the 23rd October 2013. Please note that AfricaLics cannot support every request and you might not get the full amount requested. If you are successful in getting travel support, you will be reimbursed after the event. Africalics will only be able to refund the maximum amount originally granted and will only refund against receipts received.

For more information about the research workshop, please visit:

AfricaLics Workshop Registration Form

AfricaLics Workshop Travel Support Form