ECOWAS, selling Analysis and Innovation: Award giving ceremony to 2 successful consortiums of 2020 Version of ECOWAS
Help for Analysis and Innovation Programme (PARI Programme)Abuja, four August 2021. The 2020 Version of the prize giving ceremonies to 2 successful con-sortiums of the Financial Neighborhood of West African States (ECOWAS) Help Professional-gramme for Analysis and Innovation will probably be held in Bénin (Republic of Benin) the sixth August 2021 and Abidjan (Republic of Côte d’Ivoire) ont 10th August 2021,
Dr Victorien Tamègnon Dougnon of the College of Abomey, Calavi in Benin and Prof. N’Guessan Jean David of Felix Houphouët Boigny College in Côte d’Ivoire, two coordina-tors of the award successful consortium by the PARI programme whose outcomes by the Jury had been adopted by the ECOWAS Council of Ministers held in Accra, Ghana from 16 to 17 June 2021 will obtain a prize to the tune of US$200,000 every, from the Minister accountable for ECOWAS affairs and Minister of Increased Training, Analysis and Innovation of the recipi-ent’s respective international locations. The ceremony will probably be attended by ECOWAS Fee’s Com-missioner for Training, Science and Tradition, Mr Mamadou Jao.
The award is in recognition of their joint and community-based initiatives submitted for the PARI programme in Life and Earth Sciences self-discipline of Pharmacopeia. This programme encourages the participation of the youth in scientific growth and includes eligible researchers within the three linguistic zones of ECOWAS by the programme in regional integra-tion.
Additionally, the 2 award successful consortiums take part within the South-South collaboration within the ECOWAS area and intend to enhance the extent of scientific data on energetic medic-inal vegetation towards antibiotic resistant micro organism in addition to coronavirus. In addition they search to discover a resolution to malaria, a pandemic in most ECOWAS international locations which is the most important explanation for session, hospitalisation in addition to mortality and morbidity in girls and kids be-low 5 years.
It ought to be recalled that the ECOWAS Help Programme for Analysis and Innovation is a contest organised to pick out the very best initiatives submitted by researchers by way of a bid-ding course of. The programme, which is a method of selling excellence in science is geared toward availing researchers with a aggressive fund for analysis with a purpose to improve sci-entific manufacturing and reworking laboratories into laboratories of excellence. It’s a part of the Motion plan for ECOWAS coverage on Science, Expertise and Innovation (ECOPOST).
The Science and Expertise part of PARI contributes to the event of analysis, promotion of a science and know-how tradition promotion of native applied sciences, construc-tion of a neighborhood house for analysis by way of mobility of researchers and growth of regional initiatives with a possible impression on regional growth.
The implementation of PARI is geared toward offering a response to the assorted challenges of the analysis sector within the West African area by (i) offering funds for analysis in a aggressive bidding course of for analysis initiatives that contribute to combating poverty and having an impression on regional growth; (ii) selling mobility of researchers by way of the event of regional initiatives; (iii) offering helps to analysis laboratories with a purpose to construct their capacities (gear and connectivity) and entry to science data; iv) coaching of younger researchers to make sure scientific growth of analysis institutes within the area.
By this programme, ECOWAS instantly offers grants to 2 kinds of beneficiaries of the consortium of researchers or not directly to analysis organisations or laboratories. Pharmacopeia (Life and Earth Sciences) in addition to Chemistry (Primary Sciences, Expertise and Innovation) had been the 2 disciplines chosen in 2020.