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New Focus on South-South Collaboration at

“This week, SciDev.Net publishes a set of articles outlining the advantages and challenges – of
South-South research collaboration…[this new focus] explores ways of b uilding research capacity that do not rely on ‘Northern’ expertise.”

* Policy brief on logic of South-South research collaboration, outlining the opportunities and
challenges, and providing conclusions on what makes them successful, Link

* Athar Osama argues that a substantial amount of further research is needed in order to identify more
accurately the key factors behind success, Link

* As a practical example of what collaboration can achieve, Thomas Egwang, a prominent Ugandan
researcher, describes how regional cooperation between scientists has boosted malaria research in Sub Saharan Africa, Link

* Mohamed Hassan, executive director of the Academy of Sciences of the Developing World (TWAS), argues that collaboration works best when each partner has already established a strong domestic research base, Link

* In an interview with Carla Almeida, Jacob Palis, president of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences
sketches out the possible future growth of South-South research collaboration, Link

* Dinesh Abrol and Purnima Rupal provide a brief analysis of the factors behind the recent growth in
research collaboration between India and China, Link


Written by Aman

May 15, 2008 at 7:16 pm

Posted in Global Health

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