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SABINA
POL-SABINA


The POL-SABINA project was a complementary action to the SABINA network. The POL-SABINA project officially ended in May 2014. For further information on the activities of the project please download our project book.

POL-SABINA

Policy and Support Actions for Southern African Natural Product Partnership

Role

  • to develop an advanced web-based knowledge management system or a virtual environment for sharing research information by SABINA partners
  • to provide training on a range of topics including the management of indigenous knowledge systems, and the management of intellectual property rights - in the Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • to support exchange visits between the SABINA network partners
  • to provide a forum that links the SABINA network to policy makers, farmers, and entrepreneurs -in the latter instances to demonstrate the potential application of research
  • to facilitate the development of policies.

Virtual Research Environment (VRE)

This digital workspace is home to a number of researchers concerned with African natural products, the enhancement of food security, and the improvement of human and animal health. It is a secure environment that facilitates the storing and sharing of research across the globe.

Management
    POL-SABINA is managed by the University of Pretoria via the African Centre for Gene Technologies (ACGT) which is also located in Pretoria, South Africa.

Funders

POL-SABINA is an African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Science & Technology Programme funded by the European Union (EU), and co-funded by the Carnegie Corporation New York and the Department of Science & Technology South Africa.



SABINA
The Southern African Biochemistry and Informatics for Natural Products (SABINA) proactively implements post-graduate chemistry/biochemistry programmes, including bioinformatics as an essential tool for data management and the structure-function elucidation of natural products. Through these programmes SABINA develops and strengthens networks that integrate chemical and biological sciences in key Southern African Development Community (SADC) universities.

POL-SABINA
The Policy and Support Actions for Southern African Natural Product Partnership (POL-SABINA) links the SABINA network to policy makers, farmers, entrepreneurs. POL-SABINA provides training on various business topics, the management of intellectual property rights and indigenous knowledge systems, and facilitates policy development. POL-SABINA is also developing an advanced knowledge management system or virtual research environment (VRE).