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Identifying gaps in health research and training in Africa: Designing online surveys for Cloud-oriented training

Ana Jimenez-Castellanos, Maximo Ramirez-Robles, Aly Khalifa, Caroline Perrin, Victor Maojo
2013 Proceedings of the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems  
and training gaps in health research in Africa.  ...  In this paper we present the studies carried out within the framework of the AFRICA BUILD project aimed to identify how Cloud computing technologies might contribute to alleviate the existing educational  ...  Conclusions To analyze the current state of African institutions in health research and training and to identify possible gaps in training, AFRICA BUILD has designed a survey covering various aspects of  ... 
doi:10.1109/cbms.2013.6627840 dblp:conf/cbms/Jimenez-CastellanosRKPM13 fatcat:jq63egbvfrapjjngx5ummrrbeq

AFRICA: Competitiveness Report

2015 Africa Research Bulletin: Economic, Financial and Technical Series  
In a survey of a large number of firms, Kruss and others found that only large, technology-and export-oriented firms engaged in collaborative research with universities. 46 Large mining companies with  ...  In addition, there is a lack of resources to support research and staff training.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1467-6346.2015.06442.x fatcat:5syho6v53zdurj3tfaq4h32ifq

Developing Open Science in Africa: Barriers, Solutions and Opportunities

Joseph Mwelwa, Geoffrey Boulton, Joseph Muliaro Wafula, Cheikh Loucoubar
2020 Data Science Journal  
The paper argues for the development of open science in Africa as a means of energising national science systems and their roles in supporting public and private sectors and the general public.  ...  It focuses on the complexity of the social and economic challenges created by climate change and the demographic explosion and the difficulty of confronting them in the absence of an adequate digital infrastructure  ...  Acknowledgements We are grateful for helpful comments during progress of the work from Professor Olufemi Bamiro (Nigeria), Professor Oliver Boarchie (  ... 
doi:10.5334/dsj-2020-031 fatcat:wehqsjtby5cp7eagfg4jfaqz4u

Integration of nematology as a training and research discipline in sub-Saharan Africa: progress and prospects

Laura Cortada, Inge Dehennin, Wim Bert, Danny Coyne
2019 Nematology  
Our findings will help researchers, policy makers and donors to identify areas requiring support to increase the promotion of nematology in SSA and to make an impact for end-users.  ...  For the first time a structured survey was undertaken, involving interviews with individuals from SSA that were (or currently are) involved in nematology training programmes, research, national extension  ...  Acknowledgements The authors appreciate the exceptional support of Soji Adeoye (IITA Library and Information team) for assistance with SurveyMonkey and David Ngome (IITA communications team) for assistance  ... 
doi:10.1163/15685411-00003291 pmid:33488276 pmcid:PMC7745106 fatcat:njyuh7cosff6vg23e2saqmv7h4

Student Affairs and Services during Covid‑19 in Africa: Mitigating the Pandemic's Impact on Student Success

Birgit Schreiber, Thierry M. Luescher, Brett Perozzi, Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo
2021 Journal of Student Affairs in Africa  
The study was conducted with an online survey which generated 781 responses of Student Affairs practitioners from across the globe, of which 118 were from the African continent.  ...  be conducive to learning to enable more student success in Africa.  ...  Funding This research received no specific grant from any funding agency, commercial entity, or non-profit organisation.  ... 
doi:10.24085/jsaa.v9i1.1425 fatcat:btayjuffw5gzjlokxdalxowysq

A study of some e-Government activities in South Africa

Surendra Thakur, Shawren Singh
2012 2012 e-Leadership Conference on Sustainable e-Government and e- Business Innovations (E-LEADERSHIP)  
research, cross training, advocacy and a recontextualization of e-government.  ...  This paper examines the nature and extent of e-government activities in South Africa.  ...  Data mining is used in the South African Revenue Service to identify anomalies in tax patterns and thereby identify individuals that are not fully complying with tax legislation in South Africa.  ... 
doi:10.1109/e-leadership.2012.6524704 fatcat:p3qo54gh7zbnzkctffwmx2ah44

A first assessment of glyphosate, 2,4-D and Cry proteins in surface water of South Africa

Suranie Horn, Rialet Pieters, Thomas Bøhn
2019 South African Journal of Science  
We screened surface water sources in a maize-dominated agricultural area in the North West Province in South Africa for the presence of Cry1Ab, glyphosate and 2,4-D using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays  ...  Genetically modified maize is transformed to encode for crystalline (Cry) proteins found in Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) and is referred to as Bt maize.  ...  Authors' contributions B.R. was responsible for conceptualising research goals and aims, developing the methodology, administering the survey and applying statistical techniques to analyse the data.  ... 
doi:10.17159/sajs.2019/5988 fatcat:m74ubtoncfaybdbt3vzf5zjgui

Nominal 30-m Cropland Extent Map of Continental Africa by Integrating Pixel-Based and Object-Based Algorithms Using Sentinel-2 and Landsat-8 Data on Google Earth Engine

Jun Xiong, Prasad Thenkabail, James Tilton, Murali Gumma, Pardhasaradhi Teluguntla, Adam Oliphant, Russell Congalton, Kamini Yadav, Noel Gorelick
2017 Remote Sensing  
like those found in most of Africa and Asia.  ...  To overcome these limitations, in this research we present an approach for cropland extent mapping at high spatial resolution (30-m or better) using the 10-day, 10 to 20-m, Sentinel-2 data in combination  ...  Abbreviations The following abbreviations are used in this manuscript: GFSAD30: Global Food Security Analysis-Support Data Project GEE: Google Earth Engine  ... 
doi:10.3390/rs9101065 fatcat:vgnp4q3yarbcdfh3o3p2fr7sji

Warfare in independent Africa

2012 ChoiceReviews  
For further information, including guidelines for contributors, please visit www.review.upeace.org. In 2011 the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranked Japan as the third most peaceful country in the world.  ...  This paper studies how peace actors have worked for that peace by examining both their sociopolitical origins -the factors that shaped their environment -and how their work has evolved in response to the  ...  The authors gratefully acknowledge the United States International University in Nairobi Kenya for funding this empirical research project as part of its 2010 annual faculty research grant competition.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.49-3407 fatcat:5ek24h72prfzro7zsee75wknci

A global perspective on evolving bioinformatics and data science training needs

Teresa K. Attwood, Sarah Blackford, Michelle D. Brazas, Angela Davies, Maria Victoria Schneider
2017 Briefings in Bioinformatics  
Concerned by this, surveys have been conducted in recent years to monitor bioinformatics and computational training needs worldwide.  ...  Basic data stewardship is still taught relatively rarely in life science education programmes, creating a chasm between theory and practice, and fuelling demand for bioinformatics training across all educational  ...  of the results of the SEB and GOBLET surveys, collectively reported in [14] .  ... 
doi:10.1093/bib/bbx100 pmid:28968751 fatcat:vl2jt4n3evb3nd735ikx7huxr4

The future and the role of human resource management in South Africa during the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Cecilia M. Schultz
2021 South African Journal of Human Resource Management  
for the study: Human resource practitioners play a central role in the 4IR, but theories on how their role is enacted remain insufficient.Research approach/design and method: A qualitative survey design  ...  The study also extends contemporary scholarship by using an open-ended qualitative review design to investigate the future of HRM in South Africa during the 4IR.  ...  In the light of the limited literature available on the future of HR in South Africa, the following research gap was identified for the present study: What does the future of HR entail and what will the  ... 
doi:10.4102/sajhrm.v19i0.1624 fatcat:eotbzyh6gbcctp344qrn2n2s3a

North Africa: Economic Development and Processes of Modernization

S. Volkov, K. Tkachenko
2019 Азия и Африка сегодня  
It is worth noting that well-designed surveys are currently still considered best practice for data gathering.  ...  The NRI, a critical tool for tracking access and impact Since its inception in 2001, the NRI has proven critical as a tool to identify gaps, to catalyze action, to structure policy dialogue, and to track  ... 
doi:10.31857/s032150750004379-8 fatcat:h3lpycjxcfc5dhwcd6mzfenpky

Human Security in Africa

Tanya Lyons
2017 Australasian Review of African Studies  
Afrikaner Émigrés in Australia: Perception vs. Reality in Human  ...  Yet, ARAS is the logical journal for the publication of research on Africa and the African diaspora in this region.  ...  The colonising subject, as Daniel Miller identifies it, is human; and the subaltern, as Graham Harman argues, is the Orientalized object (Harman, 2005, p. 240) .  ... 
doi:10.22160/22035184/aras-2017-38-1/3-7 fatcat:k5pin6hu5rbcfmw262eljbzpxy

Africa development indicators, 2011

2012 ChoiceReviews  
Acknowledgments Spreading and sustaining growth in Africa 1  ...  Th e reference population, adopted by the World Health Organization in 1983, In many African countries household surveys are well designed to measure consumption and poverty as well as human development  ...  Th e gaps tend to be wide for countries in confl ict and for countries rich in resources and thus exposed to commodity price volatility.  ... 
doi:10.5860/choice.49-4239 fatcat:xraq3nqvsfbctoncqf27vqava4

COVID-19: A Framework for Effective Delivering of Online Classes During Lockdown

Digvijay Pandey, Gabriel A. Ogunmola, Wegayehu Enbeyle, Marzuk Abdullahi, Binay Kumar Pandey, Sabyasachi Pramanik
2021 Human Arenas  
Furthermore, it identifies the platforms, technologies which can be used to conduct online examination in a safe environment devoid of cheating.  ...  On the basis of literature review, a framework was proposed to deliver superior online class room experience for the students, so that online classroom is as effective as or even better than offline classrooms  ...  Research gap: there are no academic researches on this topic; researches are yet to study online classes platforms, etc.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s42087-020-00175-x fatcat:it2xzojrabfp3kkrf5ywgt66ja
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