This hub showcases the engagement projects that have been supported through the DELTAS Africa CPE Seed Fund
The Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science in Africa (DELTAS Africa) is a US$100 million programme supporting the Africa-led development of world-class researchers and scientific leaders in Africa. DELTAS Africa’s goal is to produce researchers with the capacity to publish and lead locally relevant and high-quality research to impact health science, policy and practice in Africa. This new generation of scientists will play a major part in shaping and driving a locally relevant health research agenda in Africa, contributing to improved health and development on the continent.
As part of this vision, a 3-year community and public engagement (CPE) strategy has ensured CPE is included in grant applications and that capacity strengthening for CPE is given to lead institutions within each research consortium. The team have also created a CPE Seed Fund to support up to 50 DELTAS Africa doctoral and postdoctoral trainees to undertake innovative engagement projects aligned to their research projects. Find out more about the CPE seed funding scheme objectives.
Gender Equity in Science
The projects below were supported as part of a themed funding round focussed on engagement work that seeks to explore and support gender equity in research.
The projects below were supported as part of a themed funding round that encouraged key intuitions to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated explosion of information, both accurate and inaccurate, on communities.
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CPE Seed Fund objectives
- To enable the DELTAS Africa programmes to build engagement capacity of their researchers and programmes
- To pilot programmes of activity to promote societal impact of DELTAS Africa research and move towards people-centred approaches
- To run a themed round on gender equality in science: building on a strategy to support implementation of engagement activities that contribute to the gender equity agenda
- To support key institutions to explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated 'infodemic' on communities
The CPE team measure the success of the scheme using an Outcomes Framework which looks at impact through a number of indicators in each area. Areas of focus include participant attitudes and knowledge, project uptake and impact, and the awardee's own CPE attitudes and knowledge. Download the DELTAS Africa CPE Seed Fund Outcomes Framework [Excel, 20KB]
Read our article giving Top Tips for Supporting Engagement through Seed Funding schemes co-authored by the Wellcome Africa and Asia Programmes
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