Africa: SIST (Scientific and Technical Information System)
Submitted by gwl1 on Tue, 09/25/2007 - 13:38.
SIST (Système d’information scientifique et technique) is a project of CTA that aims to provide a scientific and technical information system for African research from 12 countries (mainly francophone). SIST promotes research by African researchers as well as linkages with information systems in the North. Programmatic themes include health, renewable energy, agronomy and social sciences. SIST also supports planning and development of information and communication systems by organizing workshops and offering an online discussion platform. Dossiers on science and technology issues such as dryland agriculture, food security, and livestock and fisheries are available on the website as are groupings of organizations, events, grants and fellowships, news, and jobs announcements. Summaries of science and technology issues are provided as are automatic news feeds.
Communication, summaries, organizations, events, news etc