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September 2017

September 5- 8, 2017: International Conference on Research for Development (ICRD), Bern – Switzerland

September 5, 2017 - September 8, 2017
University of Bern, Hochschulstrasse 6
Bern, 3012 Switzerland
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The session on the RFI will take place on September 6, 2017. This is a joint session with 4 partners COHRED, KFPE (http://www.naturalsciences.ch/organisations/kfpe), UKCDS (www.ukcds.org.uk), and the COHESION project led by the University of Geneva (http://cohesionproject.info). The first session is an expert panel presentation and discussion session reflecting on promoting fair research partnerships from the perspectives of research institutions, research funders, project managers, and development agencies. The second session is a hands-on workshop on applying the RFI to the real-life…

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October 2017

South African RFI Report Writing Workshop – Cape Town, South Africa.

October 2, 2017 - October 3, 2017
Hotel Verde, 15 Michigan Street
Airport Industria, Western Cape 7490 South Africa
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CAAST-Net Plus, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa; the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED); the Spanish Foundation for International Cooperation, Health and Social Affairs (FCSAI); and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), Kenya - will be holding and RFI Report Writing Workshop in Cape Town, South Africa on October 2 - 3rd, 2017. The venue for the workshop is the Hotel Verde, 15 Michigan St, Airport Industria, Cape Town, 7490. If…

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South African RFI Information Day – Pretoria, South Africa

October 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bunga Auditorium, Department of Science and Technology, Scientia 627
Pretoria, Gauteng 0081 South Africa
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CAAST-Net Plus, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa; the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED); the Spanish Foundation for International Cooperation, Health and Social Affairs (FCSAI); and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), Kenya - will be holding an RFI information day in Pretoria on October 4th, 2017. The venue will be the Bunga Auditorium at the DST, Building 53, CSIR Campus, Meiring Naude Rd., Brummeria If you are interested in attending this…

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EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue – Brussels, Belgium

October 19, 2017

The RFI has submitted a proposal to present the RFI at the EU-Africa High Level Policy Dialogue that takes place on October 19th, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. An update on whether this talk will take place will follow soon. For more information on this event, please click here.

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December 2017

Science Forum South Africa 7-8 Dec 2017: Fairness in Research Partnerships

December 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
CSIR International Convention Centre, Meiring Naude Rd, Brummeria
Pretoria, Gauteng 0001 South Africa
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  A session on Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) will be held on the second day of the  South African Science Forum - Friday 8 December, 09:00-10:30. The venue for the event is CSIR in Pretoria, and this session will take place in the Jade room.  Speakers for this session include the following: Prof Carel Ijsselmuiden, Switzerland, COHRED Prof Edwin Constable, Switzerland, University of Basel Sheila Mburu, Director of UKCDS Prof Seheri Mapaseka, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University Prof Stuart Taberner, United Kingdom,…

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RFI Implementation Workshop – Kenya – 14-15 December 2017

December 14, 2017 - December 15, 2017

  CAAST-Net Plus, in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, the Council on Health Research for Development (COHRED), the Spanish Foundation for International Cooperation, Health and Social Affairs (FCSAI) and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), Kenya - will be hosting an RFI workshop for Kenyan Institutions at KEMRI, Nairobi, Kenya.  Below are some of the institutions that have been identified as potential participants for the workshop: KEMRI, Nairobi University of Nairobi Moi University - Eldoret Agha Khan University…

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March 2018

Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Conference 2018

March 18 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

A breakout session on the RFI will be included on the programme for the Consortium of Universities for Global Healh's (CUGH) annual global health conference. The panel will introduce the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) and critically examine its potential to improve the fairness and impact of global health research partnerships. After this session, participants will have become familiar with: the key factors that undermine the fairness of research partnerships; how the RFI addresses these challenges to fairness; and opportunities to…

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April 2018

Geneva Health Forum – Geneva, Switzerland – April 10-12, 2018

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
International Conference Center of Geneva, Rue de Varembé 17
Genève, 1211 Switzerland
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A session on the RFI will be included at the Geneva Health Forum, which takes place from 10-12 April, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland. The RFI panel discussion will take place on April 11, 2018, at 4:00pm. To view the programme for the event, please click here. For more details click here.  

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COHRED Colloquium 5 – The Research Fairness Initiative

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

COHRED Colloquia  aim  to  advance  global  health  through  intense,  focused  and multi-sector  interactions  of  those  key  people  and  institutions  who  can  shape research  and  innovation  by  viewing  current  challenges  in  a  new  light  to  create opportunities for new partnerships and finding new solutions. COHRED Colloquium 5 aims  to  investigate how the Research Fairness Initiative (RFI) can become a global tool for research collaboration and partnerships. Additionally, we will examine how we can measure the impact and success of the RFI…

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May 2018

Health 20: Policies for Innovation &Irreversible Progress – Intercontinenal Hotel, Geneva

May 18 @ 10:15 am - 3:30 pm

Carel IJsselmuiden has been invited to a roundtable “HEALTH 20: POLICIES FOR INNOVATION & IRREVERSIBLE PROGRESS” on 18th May at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva (10:30-15:15) with key experts and policy-makers to discuss how the G20 and associated multilaterals are essential to addressing the pressing global health challenges of our time. The roundtable will explore how the G20’s prioritization of global health can pioneer the response to SDG 17 supporting coherent policies, an enabling environment and a platform where multi-stakeholder partnerships converge.…

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