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Research training workshop set to improve innovation

Research training workshop set to improve innovation

A training workshop on research and grants management was conducted by the National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) together with the Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), which is a follow up capacity building initiative after the recently held SARIMA annual conference.

The training workshop aims to capacitate local institutions that deal with research and grants management, to effectively carry out their respective mandates. Participants to this training workshop included the NCRST, NUST, UNAM and IUM.

Enid Keram, Acting Chief Executive Officer of NCRST said a training workshop of this nature is not organized in isolation but ties in well with both pillar (II) and (V) of one of government’s developments agendas, the Harambee Prosperity Plan, which highlights the economic advancement and international relations and corporation aspect. “We can only realize the objective of our Harambee Prosperity Plane if we participate fully in events of this nature,” added Keram.

The workshop further aimed on exposing participants to the best practices related to the process of research and grants management, to provide various research and funding institutions with the necessary competitive advantage to attract impactful research and innovation projects that demonstrate potential.

SARIMA is a membership organization of Research and Innovation managers that operates at any institutional, national and international level as well as across value chains from research through to successful innovation or commercialization. The benefit of SARIMA is to promote research and innovation management to its Southern African partners and stakeholders.

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