General Information

ERAfrica will focus on achieving goals of mutual benefit for EU Member States, Associated countries and African countries, based on a balanced and cooperative approach. 
Impression ERAfrica Kick-off Meeting, © Dr. Andreas Kahle, PT-DLR 


Our aims are to:


  • Establish a long-term framework for communication, collaboration and coordination of programme owners/ managers related to S&T co-operation from Europe and Africa .
  • Reinforce EU-Africa S&T collaboration by promoting joint learning by African and European research programme owners and managers and identifying relevant instruments to address more effectively the global challenges of sustainable development.
  • Develop joint funding schemes and procedures between European and African programme owners aiming at supporting joint activities.
  • Strengthen African research capacities and improve the impact of research for development in Africa. Strengthening the impact and the influence of S&T research implies enhancing the transfer of new knowledge to the benefit of the society. It also implies the achievement of greater coherence between research outputs and policies and funding instruments in other areas than research.


Dr. Jean Albergel
ERAfrica Coordinator
IRD representation for Southern Africa
Postnet Suite 164, Private Bag X844, Silverton
Pretoria 0127
South Africa

Mabatho Ndwandwa
ERAfrica Acting Regional Coordinator
Department of Science and Technology
Private Bag X894
Pretoria 0001
South Africa

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