Wednesday, 23 September 2009

FP7 Info Days

18 September. The DG RTD of the European Commission has published end of July 2009 the Call FP7-AFRICA-2010 which is implemented jointly by the Themes: ‘Health’, ‘Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology’ and ‘Environment'. This call will fund projects aimed at enhancing African socio-economic development and capacity building.

In order to promote FP7-AFRICA-2010, sub-regional Info Days were organized in Accra, Dakar and Lusaka, simultaneously with the info day in Brussels on 18/09.

The meeting at FARA Accra gathered some 17 participants from Ghana (mainly research scientists and the meeting at CORAF Dakar gathered

The participants of both meetings watched the video of EU Commissioner Dr. Potočnik on YouTube.

Wisdom Amoa-Awua of the Food Research Institute/Ghana shared his experience about collaborating in a FP7 proposal. The Food Research Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is part of the consortium of a promising FP7 project called: African Food Tradition Revisited by Research (KBBE-2009-2-3-02).

FP7 Africa Call.

Related FARA blog postings:
Recent visit of EU Commissioner for Science and Research Janez Potočnik to Ethiopia and Kenya AU honours first African women scientific research...
EU Commissioner Potočnik gives a boost to the EU-Africa...
Announcement: FP7 Africa Call Information days