ANDI Newsletter - 21 June, 2017 
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Call for Applications: ANDI-EMORY  Fellowship/Training Program on Health Technology Development and Commercialization

Picture shows some fellows from the 2016 Training Program.

This call aims at selecting scientists or entrepreneurs (Fellows) from ANDI Centers of Excellence (CoEs) with promising project opportunities, to benefit from a 3-day training workshop, taught by ANDI, Emory faculty and experts in the field.  The training focuses on processes that support the progression of technologies from laboratory to market, including Business Development, Intellectual Property Management and Licensing  in Africa. More information...    

Application Deadline: 30 June 2017

Powering African Innovation for Health - Side Event of the World Economic Forum in Durban, South Africa. (02 May, 2017)

Picture (from Left to Right) shows Solomon Nwaka, Executive Director of ANDI along with Ali Mufuruki, CEO, Infotech Investments; Nnamdi Oranye, Banker & Author; Mia Malan, Health Editor, Mail & Guardian/Director, Bhekisisa and Morenik Ukpong-Folayan, Professor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Nigeria)at the Event 
The Panel on "Acknowledging Inconvenient Truths" discussed the challenges facing African R&D and Innovation, and suggested solutions to the challenges .  
Picture shows Solomon Nwaka, Executive Director of ANDI with H.E. Prof. Ameenah Gurib, President of Mauritius at the event in Durban. We thank President Ameenah Gurib for her leadership in promoting R&D including the proposed establishment of the Coalition for Research and Innovation (CARI) to catalyze investment in research and innovation in Africa. 
Picture shows Solomon Nwaka with Honorable Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science &Technology, South Africa and founding Co-Chair of ANDI Board at the Event. We thank Hon. Pandor for her leadership and contributions to innovation in Africa. 

"More investments are needed to strengthen African R&D institutions. Weak and poorly resourced institutions cannot innovate. "

Solomon Nwaka speaking at Event.
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About ANDI

The mission of ANDI (African Network for Drugs and Diagnostics Innovation) is to promote and sustain African-led health innovation to address the continent’s health needs through the assembly of collaborative networks, and building of capacity to support public health and development. ANDI focuses on addressing Africa’s health needs by harnessing the untapped power of collaboration among African researchers as well as equitable North-South and South-South partnerships, with the vision of creating a sustainable platform for health innovation in Africa. ANDI is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia).The ANDI approach is at the heart of the Post 2015 Development Agenda and sustainable development goals which the world is now focusing on. It is also relevant to the AU 2063 Agenda and other strategies. See ANDI's Five Year Strategy - Facilitating Health Innovation in Africa here.
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