Globelics/AfricaLics’ Efforts of Building Research Capacity of Researchers: My personal reflections
By Ameha Mulugeta
The Globelics community is a large research network with the aim of building research competency of researchers in innovation studies. Scholars in the south are tied up with many constraints hindering their pursuit for knowledge. However, Globelics community’s belief-that countries in the south have huge potential for research - has paved favorable and encouraging environment. Globelics runs various research capacity building programs. Following the footsteps of Globelics, and with its support, a network of African scholars in the field of innovation and science and Technology - also called AfricaLics - has been recently launched. Funded by Sida, the AfricaLics Secretariat has organized a number of PhD Academies, Conferences and short-term PhD fellowships, aimed at nurturing research capacity of African researchers in the field of innovation and development.