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Africa-Europe Research and Innovation Cooperation

Global Challenges, Bi-regional Responses

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Politics, Policies and Programmes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Cooperation in Food Security, Climate Change and Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-37
    2. The Dynamics of EU–Africa Research and Innovation Cooperation Programmes

      • Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Constantine Vaitsas, George Owusu Essegbey
      Pages 39-63Open Access
    3. Bi-regional Scientific Cooperation on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture

      • Jean Albergel, Arlène Alpha, Nouhou Diaby, Judith-Ann Francis, Jacques Lançon, Jean-Michel Sers et al.
      Pages 65-79Open Access
    4. Equality in Health Research Cooperation Between Africa and Europe: The Potential of the Research Fairness Initiative

      • Lauranne Botti, Carel IJsselmuiden, Katharina Kuss, Eric Mwangi, Isabella E. Wagner
      Pages 99-119Open Access
  4. Futures of Africa–Europe Research and Innovation Cooperation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121
    2. Towards Better Joint Work: Reflections on Partnership Effectiveness

      • Gerard Ralphs, Isabella E. Wagner
      Pages 123-140Open Access
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 141-147

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This edited volume is concerned with the evolution and achievements of cooperation in research and innovation between Africa and Europe, and points to the need for more diversified funding and finance mechanisms, and for novel models of collaboration to attract new actors and innovative ideas. It reflects on the political, economic, diplomatic and scientific rationale for cooperation, while also examining practical developments, illustrated with examples, in the fields of food security, health, and climate change. The need to mobilise scientific knowledge and to ensure equality and fairness in the cooperation are recurrent themes. Africa-Europe Cooperation in Research and Innovation is essential reading for policy makers and researchers in international relations and science diplomacy.


  • Open Access
  • Africa
  • EU
  • Cooperation
  • Policy
  • Partnership
  • Agriculture
  • Climate Change
  • Science & Development
  • Evidence-based policy
  • Networks
  • Funding
  • Engagement

Editors and Affiliations

  • Association of Commonwealth Universities, London, United Kingdom

    Andrew Cherry

  • DTU - Dept. Management Engineering, UNEP DTU Partnership, Copenhagen, Denmark

    James Haselip

  • Human Sciences Research Council, Cape Town, South Africa

    Gerard Ralphs

  • Centre for Social Innovation, Vienna, Austria

    Isabella E. Wagner

About the editors

Andrew Cherry is Senior Scientific Officer at the Association of Commonwealth Universities. He currently manages projects on fostering international collaboration in research and innovation, and has coordinated both the CAAST-Net and CAAST-Net Plus projects since 2008.

James Haselip is Senior Researcher at the UNEP DTU Partnership in Copenhagen. He works on the transfer and diffusion of low carbon and cleaner energy technologies in non-OECD markets.

Gerard Ralphs is Programme Manager and Policy Analyst at the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa. He works on South Africa’s national surveys of R&D and innovation performance.

Isabella E. Wagner is Researcher and Project Coordinator at the Centre for Social Innovation, Austria. She is conducting projects on international cooperation in research and innovation with one specific focus on Africa.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Africa-Europe Research and Innovation Cooperation

  • Book Subtitle: Global Challenges, Bi-regional Responses

  • Editors: Andrew Cherry, James Haselip, Gerard Ralphs, Isabella E. Wagner

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Political Science and International Studies, Political Science and International Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-69928-8Published: 19 February 2018

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-88864-4Published: 09 June 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-69929-5Published: 07 February 2018

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXI, 147

  • Number of Illustrations: 16 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: European Politics, African Politics, International Organization

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)