GO AFRICA is a small European enterprise registered in Germany since 2006. It creates spaces for people and organizations to strengthen their personal and institutional capacities, particularly intercultural competence and research capabilities. It contributes to the joint development of project proposals, research agendas and foster fair and fruitful research partnerships.
For almost 15 years it has been working with academia, business, policy-makers and NGOs to strengthen capacities for cooperation and research in Africa and Europe. GO AFRICA participates in the European Framework Programme since FP7, e.g. as beneficiary of the FP7 project PRD College – Poverty Related Diseases College, International Programme on BioMedicine and Development, which aimed at strengthening research capacities in Africa and Europe.
In CAAST-Net Plus GO AFRICA was contracted by the Spanish Foundation for International Cooperation (FCSAI) to implement the role of FCSAI as co-leader of WP3 on Health Societal Challenge alongside the Ministry of Education Science and technology, Kenya. We have taken this role as the Spanish government, through FCSAI and have shown a strong commitment with the role that R&I can have in the fight against poverty.
In the project, the primary role of GO AFRICA will be to co-lead , in WP2, the task 2.3 “FNSSA systems Improvement”.
- Katharina Kuss, the founder of GO AFRICA has been working as a research & development manager for almost 15 years and has a vast experience in bi-regional science technology and innovation (STI) cooperation, particularly in relation to global societal challenges such as health. Her experience in bi-regional research cooperation results from her coordination and management of several EU funded projects, particularly as advisor for research and innovation cooperation between Europe and Africa. In FP6 and FP7 she participated in four coordination and support actions, three of them explicitly aiming on strengthening research and innovation cooperation and partnerships of African and European scientists. Katharina holds a Master degree in African Studies from the Humboldt University in Berlin, she has considerable knowledge of African science infrastructure as and has professional working experience in Germany, Tanzania and Spain.