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Research capacity building in Africa: networks, institutions and local ownership

Marjanovic, Sonja; Hanlin, Rebecca; Diepeveen, Stephanie and Chataway, Joanna (2012). Research capacity building in Africa: networks, institutions and local ownership. Journal of International Development (Early View).

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Abstract

Networked models are often proposed as a means to enhance health research capacity-building in Africa. This paper addresses a knowledge gap on what works and doesn’t work in capacity building in African research settings. It provides an analysis of how multi-partner networks are built and how their success depends on building institutional level capacity strengthening within partner institutions. To do this, the paper focuses on the Wellcome Trust’s African Institutions initiative, drawing on initial learning and evaluation project data. We identify priority areas for policy attention and share emerging early insights on mechanisms and strategies consortia are implementing.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2012 John Wiley
ISSN: 1099-1328
Extra Information: A longer version of this paper appears as Innogen Working Paper 106 and is available from the Related URL field below.
Keywords: research capacity building; networks; Africa; global health; ownership; institutions
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Development, Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 33583
Depositing User: Rebecca Hanlin
Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 09:10
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 18:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33583
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