Enabling the African Research Community.
ResearchRound aims to enable clarity and support for research and innovation by Africans. Our target are people in academic institutions, research institutions and private researchers across Africa and Africans in similar institutions outside the continent. We hope to educate, train, and provide access to resources and collaborations required to move African research forward.
Africa has fewer than 1% of patents on earth. It also contributes few research globally. While progress has been made in recent years, more needs to be done to help break down the barriers in the field.
After our first attempts at getting researchers to share their works with us, we discovered we needed to do more to educate, train and support young and established researchers to make it easier to do quality research in Africa. Some of our objectives include:
AWARENESS TO MOTIVATE
We hope to design awareness strategies that inspire undergraduates to embrace the values of good research and be keen to take on new ideas, problems or questions despite the limiting environment.
PROVIDING CLARITY IN RESEARCH
Our style prioritizes clarity and ensures cumbersome research works are shared in simple formats that are clear to the general public; thus becoming more usable.
TRAINING TO EMPOWER
We hope to work with different partners to provide basic training that equip people with the tools needed to carry out quality research. Bridging the skills gap will enable more people to find it easier to take on the big questions that researchers are meant to help the society inspect.
STRENGTHENING THE AFRICAN RESEARCH COMMUNITY
We hope to build a more connected community that supports the growth of research professionally, academically and financially.
COMMUNICATING WORKS OF RESEARCH BY AFRICANS
We help researchers communicate their works with the general public in a way that is understandable, meaningful and inspiring. We enable entrepreneurs, social innovators, nongovernmental organizations collaborate with researchers to move forward.
EXPANDING THE NOTION OF RESEARCH
We want to provide a platform that allows anyone who is able to share new sources of truth beyond the rigours of traditional approaches to research.
ENABLING COLLABORATION AMONG AFRICAN RESEARCHERS
Development is more assured when works of research and build on other works of research. Collaboration ensures more gets done, with less waste and more capability. We hope to foster collaboration among researchers, the society and sponsors.
ENABLING SUPPORT FOR AFRICAN RESEARCH
We hope to increase the amount of support African researchers get from the society, donors and sponsors. We hope to do this in a way that is accountable to the providers of support and adequate to the recipients
We are team of researchers, editors and enthusiasts.