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October 2017

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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SARIMA annual conference – May 31, 2018, Muldersdrift, South Africa

May 31 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A session on the RFI will be held at the SARIMA conference in Muldersdrift, South Africa on Thursday, May 31st, 2018. The theme for the SARIMA conference this year is "The Research to Innovation continuum in the 4th industrial revolution". The presentation on the RFI focuses on how research partnerships can support research system development in emerging economies through the RFI.  High quality research that stimulates and sustains social and economic development can only happen in high performing national research and innovation…

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July 2018

EuroScience Open Forum – Toulouse, France

July 12 @ 8:45 am - 10:00 am

The RFI will be presented  as part of a panel discussion at the EuroScience Open Forum in Toulouse, France, on July 12th, 2018. The provisional time slot for this session is 8:45 - 10:00 am. The provisional details for the session are below: Research integrity & ethics are we getting it right?   Research integrity and ethics are the pillars of effective and innovative research initiatives, cutting across the research work of many institutions in both the public as well as…

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August 2018

AFREhealth Symposium 2018

August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 8 @ 5:00 pm

A session on the RFI has been included on the programme for the AFREhealth Symposium 2018. Details to follow soon. Visit the Symposium website at https://afrehealthsymposium2018.co.za/

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