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Impact Writing Competition 2019: Capacity building in African tertiary education institutions

Copyright: JR Biotek Foundation

In 2019, BBSRC launched its first Impact Writing Competition, providing an opportunity for PhD students and early-career researchers to put their writing skills to the test, and encouraging them think about the impacts of bioscience research. Entrants were invited to write a case study for a policy audience, showcasing the social or economic impacts of BBSRC activities and investments. The entries were assessed by a panel of experts in science writing, who considered their success in demonstrating the impacts of BBSRC investments in an engaging way.

The following case study, written by Carol Ibe, was selected as runner-up of the Impact Writing Competition 2019.

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 is to “Achieve zero hunger by 2030”, but how can African nations achieve this with very limited or no investments or plan for capacity building in tertiary education institutions across the continent?

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