TDR Global

 

Dear TDR Global Africa Community,

I trust you are doing well and safe!

In connection with the TDR Global Research Mentorship Contest which was launched in 2019, the TDR Global African Node has the pleasure to invite you to join our September webinar to outdoor the contest Finalist from the African region, who is also a Global Finalist (flyer attached).

The webinar will start with a talk about the essence of research mentorship and its associated opportunities. This will be followed by a presentation on processes involved in the 2019 TDR Global Research Mentorship contest. Finally, the African and Global Finalist in the contest will share her mentorship idea and implementation plans and updates. You will have the opportunity to ask questions directly or through the chat option. Alternatively, the webinar will be live on our Facebook page (TDR Global African Node), so you can kindly leave comments or ask questions. Please see the attached flyer.

Date: Wednesday 9th September, 2020.

Time: 10am GMT

Webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87245511389

Webinar ID: 872 4551 1389

Panellists:

Prof. Joseph D. Tucker is an infectious diseases physician with a special interest in using public challenge contests to improve health. He is an Associate Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Director of UNC Project-China, and Chairman of SESH Global.

Prof. Weiming Tang (Chair of the Research Mentorship Contest Steering Committee), is a professor at Dermatology Hospital of Southern Medical University, Assistant Director, University of North Carolina Project-China and Director of SESH Global.

Dr. Nsisong Asanga: Africa and Global Finalist, TDR Global Research Mentorship Contest 2019. Dr. Asanga will present her research mentorship idea and outline implementation plans/update.

Moderator:

Dr. Franklin Glozah: Lead, TDR Global African Node

 

 

 

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TDR GLOBAL RESEARCH MENTORSHIP CONTEST - AFRICAN REGIONAL FINALIST

 

In 2019, TDR Global organized a Research Mentorship challenge contest to engage people in LMIC (Low Middle Income Countries) to generate practical ideas to improve research mentorship.

The challenge contest received 123 submissions from 40 countries globally. For the African Region, four contestants made it to the semi-finals stage: Dr. Henry Egharevba, Mr. Jonathan Suurbaar, Ms. Helen Habib and Dr. Nsisong Asanga.

At the end of the contest Dr. Nsisong Asanga emerged as the person with the best research mentorship idea from the African Region.

All semi-finalist were awarded certificates of participation while the finalist was awarded with a certificate, a plaque and a laptop computer.

Within the African Region, we shall engage all four finalist in our activities in the course of 2020, including webinars and presentations regarding the ideas submitted.

 

 

 

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Dear TDR Global Africa Community,

 

Do you have practical ideas for enhancing research mentorship in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs)?

 

TDR Global and partners are organizing a challenge contest to engage people in LMIC to generate practical ideas to improve research mentorship. How can we enhance research mentorship within an institution, a region, or a network? What are things that mentors or mentees can do to drive forward research and learning? Exceptional ideas will be recognized by TDR Global and implemented at selected sites. More details about the contest are available here: https://www.seshglobal.org/TDRmentorshipcontest 

 

The final deadline is December 15th, 2019.

 

If you have questions, email tdrglobal.africa@ug.edu.gh or TDRcontest@seshglobal.org

 

 

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TDR Global - a platform for research networking

TDR Global is a community of passionate scientists and experts who have been working with TDR to support global research effort on infectious diseases of poverty. TDR Global is a community of:

  • TDR grantees
  • TDR experts and researchers
  • TDR sponsors and partners

 

TDR Global mission

TDR Global supports the action of local actors associated with TDR by catalysing active networks for improved research on diseases of poverty. The combination of innovative tools, methods and events enhances dynamic collaboration and capacity strengthening.

TDR Global community

TDR Global community aims at connecting, networking, sharing experiences and trying new methodologies to foster collaboration between people associated with TDR and beyond and help them fulfil their mission.

Objectives

  • Foster collaboration around special mobilizations by sourcing and solving challenges through a bottom up approach
  • Encourage networking & connections between people that are or have been associated to TDR and spread information to encourage synergies
  • Promote learning: make sure everyone is able to take ownership of innovative methodologies

 

TDR global community engagement

  • As experts, researchers and supporters in various disciplines and sectors, we collaborate to have a positive impact on infectious diseases of poverty
  • As pioneers, we promote new ideas and adapt innovative methods to foster collaboration
  • As actors of a diverse ecosystem, we work towards an enabling and inclusive environment that encourages openness and trust
  • As local and regional stakeholders, we promote bottom up approaches to strengthen leadership locally and create solutions available to all

 

Benefits

  • Showcase your professional profile to others looking for experts
  • Find experts and set up collaborations
  • Exchange/share ideas
  • Become a mentor, find a mentor
  • Receive the latest news and grant opportunities from TDR and elsewhere

 

If you would like to join the TDR Global Community as a new member, please click on the link below and complete the datacol for registration.

https://forms.gle/4ndBBRT5QG3dXMJt8

 

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https://elements.tdr-global.net/login.html

 

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For more information or enquiries, kindly email tdrglobal.africa@ug.edu.gh