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18 October 2018
Report-back from INORMS 2012

by Diana Coates

 

INORMS is an umbrella body for research management associations. Mooted in the early 2000s, four conferences have now been held. More than 400 research managers attended the latest, in Copenhagen, in May, more than 40 of whom were from Africa. The next will be held in Washington DC in April 2014.

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African researchers needed for TV show
Are you an Africa-based researcher? Do you have what it takes to be on TV? Good Morning Africa, a digital satellite TV show aired across Africa, has joined forces with Research Professional Africa to offer African scientists a platform to communicate their research to an audience of millions.
 
Good Morning Africa is seeking scientists who are willing to be interviewed at their institution about their science, and the potential it has to help their countries and their continent.
 
The ten-minute interviews will be featured on the Good Morning Africa show, which gets aired in over 49 African countries daily, reaching a possible 200 million people.
 
These interviews will showcase how African scientists are contributing to the continent’s development. Whether you work in crops, malaria, renewable energy or aquaculture, this is an opportunity not to be missed!
 
To have a shot at being selected for an interview, all you need to do is write us and tell us about your research.
 
Interested scientists should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , telling us in no more than 800 words why you should be selected for an interview. Submissions will be judged and read by non-scientists, so avoid heavy scientific jargon. In addition to your name, current place of work and short CV, applications need to provide details on:
 
1.     Your current research
2.     The real-world problems that it addresses
3.     The direct impact it could have on Africans
 
Applications will be accepted throughout July and August. Get your application in sooner rather than later to increase your chances! Scientists of any age can apply.
 
About Good Morning Africa
 
Good Morning Africa is 45-minute satellite TV programme that reaches 49 African countries daily. It is intended to entertain and update viewers on the latest events happening across the world through the eyes of the African Continent. The aim of Good Morning Africa is to highlight the modern Africa; and continent driven by economic development, tourism, new technologies, updated information, and current events that matter most. The programme is designed to be fresh, insightful and as current as possible, maintaining the attention and loyalty of African viewers. Visit http://planetimage.co.za/?portfolio=good-morning-africa for more information.
 
About Research Professional Africa
 
Research Professional Africa is an online information platform for academics, researchers, students, research and innovation managers, development officers and policymakers in Africa. Subscribers get access to comprehensive, authoritative and detailed information of over 45,000 research funding opportunities globally. The newsroom covers African science, policy and research funding news and analyses research funding trends on the continent. Visit www.researchresearch.com/africa for more information
 
 
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