EDCTP-ECRIN Joint Session at the Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Summit

17 Jun 2021 9:00 - 17 Jun 2021 11:00
Type of event International meeting
Scope Africa - Europe Science and Innovation Summit

The Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Summit will be held virtually from June 14 to June 18, 2021. Within the context of this Summit, the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) and the European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN-ERIC) will present a dedicated session entitled ‘The importance of capacity building and development of a clinical research infrastructure in Africa’.


The objective of the session will be to explore how development funds dedicated to the establishment of clinical research infrastructures and capacity building activities would have great impact on the health and wellbeing of African citizens and on the African economy. This session on building coordinated research infrastructures for clinical research, co-chaired by EDCTP and ECRIN-ERIC will bring together key global health actors to collectively discuss practical steps for establishing a robust clinical research infrastructure in Africa, lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and an action plan for the comprehensive mobilisation of all stakeholders for building sustainable clinical research preparedness and response capacities.


If you wish to attend this or any other sessions during this Summit, please register via the link below. The registration is free, enabling you to select those sessions you wish to attend.


When: 17 June 2021, 9.00-11.00 CEST

Where: Virtual


Register here

Speakers and participation

The session will be chaired by Marcel Tanner, High Representative for Europe, EDCTP, and Rhoda Wanyenze, Professor and Dean, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University.

Speakers and panelists:

  • Michael Makanga, European & Developing Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
  • Jacques Demotes, European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN)
  • Souleymane Mboup, Institut de Recherche en Santé, de Surveillance Epidémiologique et de Formation (IRESSEF)
  • Nathalie Strub-Wourgaft, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi)
  • Dermot Maher, TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases
  • Jeffrey Mphahlele, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)
  • Dicky Akanmori, African Vaccine Regulatory Forum (AVAREF)

This is an open event, and we encourage researchers and all other interested stakeholders interested in this topic to participate.

For more information on the session visit the session website.