The lyrics from a famous Danish aid song from the 1980s at some point says "Africa, the country that every child knows". And unfortunately, that still sums it up today.
Even though we know it is a continent and not a country, we too often think about it as one - to the extent, we think that much about Africa in the context of research at all (South Africa being the exception).
So we decided we needed to learn more; more about collaborations, funding, culture and so many other things about how research is developing in Africa.
Luckily, we got to chat with Joy Owango of TCC Africa (Training Centre in Communication). Joy had so many interesting points, fresh perspectives and we also talked about what the rest of the world could learn from research and research collaboration in Africa.
It was so eye-opening and inspiring, and we're sure you'll enjoy it.
To learn more about Joy Owango and TCC Africa:
The Training Centre in Communication(TCC Africa)
Follow TCC Africa on Twitter: @tccafrica
Follow Joy on Twitter: @joyowango
Links to some of the resources mentioned in the episode:
Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa
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