– National Level (Literature review & interviews)
– Institutional/University Level (questionnaires, document reviews & interviews)
– Society/End User Level (focus group discussions with beneficiaries)
– Set up of Interdisciplinary three-member research teams
– Methodology workshop to explain project; agree on modalities; and to foster networking
– Mid-term review to assess progress; resolve methodology issues; and, provide directions for data analysis and report writing
– National validation workshops to discuss findings and finalize reports
– Needs assessment in selected universities
– Workshop to design modules
– Module development
– Pilot workshops to test modules
– Feedback from participants on skills/knowledge acquired
– Workshops to validate modules
– Development and production of guides
– Support for PhD and Masters theses on research and national innovation systems
  • Extensive survey of university research governance in 6 universities (4 public, 2 private) and other actors in NIS in 5 countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Senegal)
  • Survey will be at 3 levels to ensure better appreciation of issues
    • Country/National Research Teams

      • Development, implementation and validation of the following research governance tools (e.g. Research Strategic and Operational Plan; Resource Mobilization Plan; Administrative and Financial Procedures Manual; Guidelines for Accreditation and Evaluation of Research Units; databases; Intellectual Property Policies; Code of Ethics, etc.)
      • Development of training modules on research management and administration

        • Annual Fora to discuss issues on university research and development.
        • Communication & Knowledge Management ePlatform for knowledge & experience sharing
        • Field Visits and conference attendance


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