Scientific Advisory Committee

The Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) is an advisory panel of independent scientific experts from Europe and Africa. It is the main advisory body to the General Assembly and the Secretariat.

Scientific advise
Working with the Secretariat, the SAC develops the strategic framework for EDCTP and advises the General Assembly on technical and scientific matters relating to the EDCTP programme.

The SAC is not involved in the review of applications submitted to EDCTP calls for proposals.

As of 2017, the main documents reflecting the work of the Scientific Advisory Committee are published in a public version.

Members of the Scientific Advisory Committee

Currently, the Committee consists of the following members:

Observers to the Scientific Advisory Committee

European Commission: Research and Innovation
Dr Hannu Laang | Policy Officer in Unit E2 – Combating Diseases

World Health Organization
Dr John Reeder, Director Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR)

World Health Organization: Regional Office for Africa
Dr Joseph Okeibunor | Scientist coordinating research activities in the WHO Regional Office for Africa

Meetings and Decisions

18-19 September 2019 | Agenda en Summary of Decisions and Actions

22 May 2019 | Agenda and Summary of decisions and actions (joint meeting with the General Assembly)

21 May 2019 | Agenda and Summary of Decisions and Actions

08 May 2018 | Agenda and Summary of Decisions and Actions (joint meeting of General Assembly and Scientific Advisory Committee)

14-15 September 2017 | Agenda and Summary of Decisions and Actions

30-31 March 2017 | Agenda and Summary of Decisions

EDCTP Strategic Research Agenda

The Scientific Advisory Committee advises the EDCTP Executive Secretariat on the preparation of the EDCTP Strategic Research Agenda   This document is used by the Secretariat in the preparation of the proposed annual EDCTP work programme which is then submitted to the General Assembly for approval.