EDCTP is pleased to announce that it will launch its Alumni Network at a workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa on 3 and 4 October 2017. The network is intended to showcase the professional profiles of our Fellows from across sub-Saharan Africa, facilitate reflection on experiences, and foster collaboration and networking among the more than 100 Fellowship alumni from the EDCTP programme to date.
A variety of stakeholders will be in attendance at the workshop, including the Department of Science and Technology (South Africa), the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC), coordinators of EDCTP Networks of Excellence, representatives of AREF, New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), and WHO. The programme will include success stories from selected alumni, discussions with global partners about supporting African-led clinical research, and a demonstration of the online Alumni Networking tool.
Fellowships are part of the broader EDCTP funding strategy to support development of African health research capacity and infrastructure, which includes Networks of Excellence and support for activities that strengthen ethical, regulatory and legal frameworks for conducting collaborative clinical research on poverty-related infectious diseases affecting sub-Saharan Africa.
- The event is by invitation only. For more information please contact Shingai Machingaidze (machingaidze[at]edctp.org)
- Open Fellowship calls can be viewed here
- Follow @edctp and #edctpalumni on Twitter to stay up-to-date with the Alumni Network launch event.
Note: This message was substantially updated on 23 August 2017