Global biodiversity panel holds first plenary meeting

By Yojana Sharma The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) held its first plenary meeting last week (21–26 January), during which the science...

Great Lakes ministers to revive agricultural research centre

Agricultural ministers of the Great Lakes countries — Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda — have agreed to revive...

China funds five centres to extend South-South ties

By Li Jiao - SciDev.Net China's science academy is to back five centres of research excellence to extend collaboration with developing world scientists in the...

African researchers ‘struggle’ to establish careers

African universities need to better support early career researchers if they are to build a thriving research environment and boost the continent's overall number...

South Africa and Australasia may have to ‘share’ SKA

Speculation is growing that South Africa and Australia may be asked to join forces in building and operating the Square Kilometre Array – the world's most...

Climate change killing trees across the Sahel, says study

Trees throughout Africa's Sahel region — vital to peoples' livelihoods — are dying as a result of long-term drought linked to climate change, according to...

Tool helps farmers anticipate their future climate

Marginalised farmers in the developing world may soon be able to 'see' into the future through a tool that will help them adapt...

US should fund more late-stage health R&D, says report

The United States should encourage more public-private partnerships and increase its late-stage research funding, to improve the translation of research into products to fight neglected...

Africa Analysis: Filling climate data gaps is only the first step

Africa is often blamed for having scarce and unreliable weather records that hold back predictions of how climate change will affect the continent. This has...

The African Union Commission and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research...

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

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