Afrique One-ASPIRE: The Kick-Off Meeting in Kampala from 19 to 23 September 2016

The Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) is organizing the Kick-Off Meeting and the first Management board Meeting of Afrique One-ASPIRE, the second phase of an African research program that aims to train the next generation African researchers on the "One Health". This will be held in Kampala, Uganda from 19 to 23 September 2016. At that meeting, is associated, a training on the development of transdisciplinary research.
The major objective of the Kampala meeting is to familiarize participants from Afrique One-ASPIRE Accelerating the Alliance for Excellence in Science program in Africa (EASA), part of the DELTAS Africa Initiative, which aims to support leaders research in Africa. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders from Afrique One-ASPIRE, to look at the planning implementation, governance and management procedures and prepare the calls for applications for young scientists. Afrique One-ASPIRE will train 400 undergraduate students, 18 Masters, 16 PhD and 13 Post docs on One Health suitable for zoonoses.

Training in transdisciplinary approaches to research on the elimination of the disease.
The Afrique One-ASPIRE Kick-Off meeting is coupled to a training on transdisciplinary approaches to research on the elimination of zoonoses. The goal is to build the capacity of researchers on transdisciplinarity. This training will be facilitated by Dr. Constanze Pfeiffer, sociologist, and Professor Jakob Zinsstag, Vet-epidemiologist.
Africque One-ASPIRE is funded by a donor consortium of the Wellcome Trust, the UKAid, the African Academy of Sciences and the African Union through NEPAD. It covers seven (7) African institutions (CSRS, IHI, NMIMR, IRED, SUA, NM-AIST, Beca / ILRI), seven (7) other African partners (EISMV NMIR, TAWIRI, UDSM, Makun, KCRI / KCMC, MUHAS) and two (2) institutions northern partners (University of Glasgow and the Swiss TPH) in eight (8) countries (Ivory Coast, Senegal, Ghana, Chad, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, England, Switzerland).

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