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Genetics for Africa—Strategies and opportunities

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Presented by Bernie Jones and Claudia Canales at the Workshop on Animal Genetic Research for Africa (Biosciences for Farming in Africa), Nairobi, 10-11 September 2015

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Genetics for Africa—Strategies and opportunities

  1. 1. Bernie Jones and Claudia Canales Animal Genetic Research for Africa (Biosciences for Farming in Africa), Nairobi, 10-11 September 2015 Genetics for Africa—Strategies and Opportunities MALAYSIAN COMMONWEALTH STUDIES CENTRE CAMBRIDGE MALAYSIAN EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT TRUST
  2. 2. Synergies udies on extension & innovation “Insights” & “Viewpoints” Media Fellowships B4FA: 2011-2014
  3. 3. How did you find the case studies of local research? Feedback Can we look at livestock breeding and genetics too? Can we do this in more countries? Can we share more experiences internationally What is the link to human genetics? Why don’t more people know about the research and researchers in- country?
  4. 4. Where?
  5. 5. Who?
  6. 6. Who?
  7. 7. What?
  8. 8. Future Ambitions & celebrate African research & researchers public outreach in more African countries earch more widely, including in animals and humans
  9. 9. G4A – Planning Grant pping African genetic research institutes es for public outreach in African genetic research Forging future partnerships
  10. 10. Opportunities for outreach lants: NPBT, epigenetics, genomics… s: breeding, GM, diseases, biodiversity, wildlife… es, heredity & origins, personalised medicines, DNA testing…
  11. 11. Why we are here: ANIMALS (fish & insects too) A focussed, 2 day workshop of experts covering… search in/for Africa Impact of research outcomes on development dissemination of research of public understanding for uptake and appropriate regulation controversy, or urgency
  12. 12. But also… Research on between plants, animal, human genetics Communications d map to head off future controversies Regulation prepare for sensible regulatory frameworks

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