WANETAM North – South and South-South collaborations
Using NANOPORE for sequencing of HIVDR
Further theoretical and hands-on trainings held during WANETAM2, THE New Generation Sequencing techniques is now reinforced within WANETAM network.
• As part of their South-South collaboration, IRESSEF has benefited from the support of the MRCH at LSHTM to build genomics capacity. This collaboration has borne fruits through establishment of a new Genomics Department at IRESSEF.
• As part of the North – South collaboration with UMR XXX, Professor Halimatou DIOP NDIAYE visits UMR at the University of Bordeaux from 26 March to 2 April 2023, for a practical study using Nanopore applied to HIV Drug resistance. This activity is jointly conducted with the Cheikh Anta Diop University which is member of the WANETAM network.
Promotion of Research Management
WANETAM joins WARIMA within the promotion of research Management as a profession in West Africa
Senior project managers of WANETAM are taking the lead in the professional management of the trade in west Africa.
From 15 – 18 January 2023, The West African Research and Innovation Management Association (WARIMA) organized their 14 annual conference and workshops in Banjul the Gambia. WANETAM supported the participation of more than 10 participants from its member institutions in particular the francophone institutions where the standard of research management is considerably weak due to the language barrier.
The conference brought together more than 200 delegates from 12 West Africa countries to discuss around different topics relating to the research ecosystem. The keynote address was delivered by Sir Professor Tumani Corrah, president of the Africa Research Excellence Fund.
Senior project managers in the network, also playing leadership roles within WARIMA acted as training facilitators.
Mr. Jean Pierre N’Guessan (RMP) and Mr. Dembo Kanteh (SRMP) have been made professional ambassadors across west Africa to promote Research Management as a profession. At present they are on strategic engagement with universities and research institutions in the West African sub region for the promotion of research management.