Good Financial Grant Practice workshop

Through a Financial Assurance Fund from the UK’s National Institute for Health Research we are delighted to be organising a workshop on Good Financial Grant Practice (GFGP) workshop. This workshop is a joint venture by the TIBA Partnership and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS). We are being hosted by our colleagues in the University of Rwanda.

We will be joined by over 80 global health research project and finance managers from TIBA partner institutions and from several other projects from the NIHR’s Global Health Research programme.

We will be guided by our AAS colleagues and others about current international standards and expectations in good financial practice.

We are particularly pleased that we are holding this workshop for two reasons. First, it will make an important contribution to our aim of building capacity for doing health research in Africa (and beyond). Second, we are advancing TIBA’s agenda to move the centre of gravity for health research for Africa to Africa, where it belongs.

The meeting will be held at the Nobleza Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda. The choice of Rwanda as the host country is strategic and significant as it is the first African country to have adopted the GFGP.

The objectives of GFGP workshop are to understand

  1. The critical gaps in the current grant funding landscape and solutions developed by the Global Grant Community for addressing these critical gaps.
  2. The key features of the Good Financial Grant Practice Standard and its role in standardizing grant funding.
  3. And learn to use the Global Grant Community portal for conducting the GFGP Pre-Certification Assessment of an organization to the requirements of the GFGP Standard.
  4. The process for an organization to obtain GFGP Certification to demonstrate compliance to the requirements of the GFGP Standard.

Delegates are from twenty countries across three continents – Africa, Asia and Europe. We are delighted that representatives from our funders, the NIHR, will be joining us at in Kigali. NIHR Global Health Research programmes represented at this workshop include:

  1. Tackling Infections to Benefit Africa (TIBA), University of Edinburgh;
  2. Respiratory Health (RESPIRE), University of Edinburgh;
  3. Diabetes Research, University of Exeter Medical School;
  4. Stroke in Sierra Leonne, King’s College London;
  5. GCRF-AFRICAP, University of Leeds;
  6. Global Surgery, University of Edinburgh, University of Birmingham; and University of Warwick;
  7. Snakebite Research & Interventions, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine;
  8. Genomic Surveillance of Antimicrobial resistance, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute.

 

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