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Intellectual Property Management Manual 

African governments together with development partners, have committed to support collaboration in scientific research and innovation development through RSIF.
This is achieved through doctoral training of African scientists, and collaborative research and innovation projects involving academia and industry.
It is, therefore, imperative to have an Intellectual Property (IP) framework to safeguard the interests of parties as they engage in collaborative research and innovation activities. 

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RSIF Project of the Week


RSIF awards competitive research and innovation grants that complement the PhD training at African universities by supporting research that promotes scientific excellence and use of knowledge for development impact. 

Establishing a Pilot Hub for University-Industry Partnerships within the University of Nairobi

Project Title: Capacity Building for University-Industry Business Technology Transfer
Grant Type: Institutional Innovation Capacity Building Programme Grant
University: University of Nairobi (UoN), Kenya 
Project Leader: Prof Julius Mwabora

Collaborating partners:  Webstudent International, Kristiansand, Norway; Blink Electrics Ltd, Kenya; Ed Plus at Arizona State University, USA; Viktoria Solutions Limited, Kenya
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Meet Three of RSIF's 82 PhD Scholars

Name: Ivy Sylvia Okello
Nationality: Kenyan
African Host University: Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania, Africa Centre of Excellence for Infectious Diseases of Humans & Animals in Southern & Eastern Africa (SACIDS)
PASET Thematic Area: Food security and agribusiness
Research Area: Pathogenicity and drug sensitivity pattern of African trypanosomiasis 
 
Name: Jean-Fabrice Akouemaho Dominique Adanve
Nationality: Beninese
African Host University: University Felix Houphouët-Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire, Africa Center of Excellence for Climate Change Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CCBAD)
PASET Thematic Area: Climate Change
Research Area: Assessment of impact of climate change in major food and commercial crops, development and recommendations
 
Name: Bashiru Motin
Nationality: Ghanaian
African Host University: University of Ghana, Ghana
PASET Thematic Area: Food Security and Agribusiness
Research Area: Renewable resources use in smallholders’ integrated farm model: A design thinking approach for sustainable farm enterprise in Ghana
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