WP4: Capacity Building

TIBA’s Capacity Building (which forms part of Work Package 4 - http://tiba-partnership.org/tiba-fellows) will run throughout the programme's lifetime. This is developed through technology transfer, study visits and workshops, together with masters, doctoral and postdoctoral training. Individual projects will complement our Tool Kit projects. TIBA’s training and capacity building plans are aligned and integrated with ongoing initiatives by African partners such as the WHO-TDR and DELTAS Africa (Developing Excellence in Leadership Training and Science, funded by AESA and Wellcome to 2020) and hosted by 4 partners (Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe). Capacity Building will include, but not limited to:

  • PhD training (In country & UKZN)
  • MSc and MPH training
  • Postdoctoral fellowships
  • In-country training
  • Technology transfer

TIBA will adhere to the 'Seven Principles for Strengthening Research Capacity in LMICs'.

TIBA offers a range of different training approaches. For short courses, we find that interactive, in- person workshops continue to be a popular and effective model. We consider it very important that all of TIBA’s training is carried out in Africa – this, of itself, helps build capacity to deliver training. We have so far organised seven training workshops in five African partner countries. These have directly benefitted 180 researchers and policy makers from 20 African countries.

Workshop Title Venue Dates No. of attendees
7. Towards an Integrated Vaccine Policy Cape Town, South Africa 22-27 July 2019 35
6. Research Data Management Kilifi, Kenya 24-28 June 2019 30
5. Evidence Synthesis Accra, Ghana 20-24 May 2019 30
4. Strategic Use of Innovation and Intellectual Property to Move Africa Towards a Knowledge-Based Economy Cape Town, South Africa 11-15 March 2019 30
3. Real-time virus genome sequencing Accra, Ghana 11-15 December 2018 25
2. Advanced Malaria Course Khartoum, Sudan 25-29 November 2018 30
1. Advanced Health Research Ethics Harare, Zimbabwe 8-9 February 2018 50