Research for Development &
Scientific Capacity Strengthening

The purpose of the Research Management coaching is to support scientific institutions and  their scientific researchers with the generation, dissemination, and implementation of scientific findings.

HR&S operates at scientific institutions with fragile scientific capacity strengthening procedures. The coaching entails compiling and addressing the necessary conditions required to bring about a given impact and builds on the HR&S Real-time Outcome Planning and Evaluation tool (ROPE).


The coaching sessions for departments and institutions are composed of certain steps.  It starts with that the participants’ ambitions are compiled together with the related outcome challenges. Activities to solve the challenges are then agreed on and implemented together. Progress or no progress is measures real-time by tracking measurable indicators, the progress markers. Successful activities are translated into solid strategies ensuring that previous outcome challenges have been dealt with and thus do not cause hindrances any-longer. Sustainable impact or not sustainable impact is assessed with scientific methods. The coaching is an iterative exercise that continues until evidence based sustainable impact has been reached.

Coaching of departments and institutions usually also include coaching of individual researchers, technicians and team-leaders.

The coaching sessions targeting individual researchers  supports the researcher to develop individual Road-maps that guide on how to manoeuvrer within a fragile system, and team-leaders develop road-maps for their team.

HR&S has 20 years of experience from working with research management in countries with fragile scientific infrastructure. The tool ROPE has been developed through lessons learned and informed decisions during working within the countries in close partnership with key stake-holders.

Purpose is to ensure sustainable operations and economy in scientific research, enabling equal partnership collaboration for sustainable development.


HR&S offers coaching to scientific institutions and other scientific research related stakeholders  in Sub-Saharan African countries.

Within scientific institutions we target the:

  • Top and middle management.
  • Management administration.
  • Scientific researchers.
  • Technicians.
  • Librarians.

Related stakeholders include:

  • Agreed suppliers of scientific equipment.
  • Ministry of research and education.
  • Private and policy sector seeking scientific knowledge and capacity.
  • Development institutions targeting scientific research.


  • Motivation.
  • Truth & Trust.
  • State-of-the-art knowledge.
  • Sustainable economy.
  • Institutional capacity.
  • Transparency & accountability.
  • Cross-cultural understanding.
  • Equal partnership.

Modes of delivery

  1. On-line trainings.
  2. On-line workshops.
  3. On-site workshops.
  4. Individual coaching.
  5. Round-Table sessions.
  6. Field visits.

Knowledge sharing & opportunites

Author Aid

cas-scifinder:   – Identifying a chemical substance


TCC Africa
The Training Centre in Communication(TCC Africa), is the first African-based training centre to teach effective communication skills to scientists. TCC Africa is an award winning  Trust, established as a non-profit entity in 2006 and is registered in Kenya.  TCC Africa provides  capacity support in improving researchers  output and visibility through training in  scholarly and science communication.


The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy, working to advance science and engineering for sustainable prosperity in the developing world.
‎‎ › opportunities
With the world’s largest South-South PhD and postdoctoral research fellowship programme, TWAS helps early-career researchers to gain education and experience.
Fellowships › opportunities › fellowships
With the world’s largest South-South PhD and postdoctoral research fellowship programme, TWAS helps early-career researchers to gain education.
Research and Project Grants › opportunities › research-and-project-grants
Research grants fund several programmes that support: Researchers in developing countries, allowing them to purchase specialized equipment and more.

Time management & planning (forwarded by Joanna)

The scientific method
Differences of Useful terms used in Research Methodology,
Difference between Research Methods and Research Methodology,
Differences between Theoretical Framework and Conceptual Framework ,
Differences between Reliability and Validity,

Problem Statement
How to Write a Strong Thesis Statement
How to identify a research gap,
How to select Research Topic,

Data collection and analyses
Data Collection Websites ,
Interpretation of Regression Analysis,
Regression Analysis with Scientific Calculator,
How to install Add-ins,
Basics of MS Excel,

Literature review
Basics of Literature Review | 5 Simple Steps,
Literature Databases,

Science writing  (forwarded by Joanna)
Article Writing Pros and Cons,
1-Shitty First Drafts.pdf
6-MIN Journal_Focus.pdf
Belcher_Chapter 1.pdf

Review Article
How to Write a Review Article | Step by Step Guide
Differences between Review Paper vs Research Paper,

Five Simple Rules to Avoid Plagiarism

Social media
How to add or update articles in Google Scholar,
How to cite and download articles from google scholar,

Other (share by John Wasswa)
Research Methods For Business: A Skill Building Approach By UMA SEKARAN,
Best Books of Research for beginners ,
Best Academic Paper Writing Books,
How to Convert Word to PDF | Without Software or Internet,
How to Convert PDF to word | Without Software or Internet,
Guidelines for Writing a Thesis or Dissertation,
How to write the introduction,
MCQs on Research Methodology
Important for all Competitive Examinations,
Research Proposal Presentation Speech,
History of Gold Prices in Pakistan,

Sources of funding, Research grants


    Funding: We support, strengthen and promote science and innovation in Africa. Bill & Melinda gates.

    for Students from Developing Countries to Study in UK
  • #work4un UN Young-professionals-programme
  • UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
    Internships for African Students
    U.S Dept of State hosting the “African and Diaspora Young Leaders Forum”.
  • McCain Global Leaders Program 2023 for Emerging Leaders.
    Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarships in Canada for Researchers
    Wageningen University & Research (WUR) African Food Fellowship
    US-MEPI Student Leaders Program for Students from Middle East and North Africa
    Australia Awards Fellowships for Developing countries
    IREX Community Engagement Exchange Program 2023 for Young Leaders
    Mastercard Cambridge University African Scholars Programme 2023 for Graduate African Students
  • Research fellowships to young researcher in OIC countries to enable them to spend 6-12 months at a relevant center of excellence,  f. ex. Burkina, Uganda, Togo
  • For women f. ex. Burkina, Uganda, Togo
  • Scholarship supporting Africa researchers, which provides funding support and mentoring advise, in the field of sustainable transport and energy efficiency supporting young researcher’s initiatives.
  • Early Career Central
  • Visibility STEM Africa – Opportunities
  • Doing a PhD in Africa – Events and Opportunities
  • Mawazo Institute – list of  funding, training, conferences, and other opportunities
  • Opportunity Desk
  • *Research Professional News
  • The Royal Society Grants, Schemes and Awards
  • Sida directory of research calls and grants
  • African Peacebuilding Network – research grants
  • SCI Travel Bursaries
  • Scholars Hub Africa
  • Seeding Labs Grants & Opportunities (monthly roundup)
  • Swiss-African Research Cooperation – Funding Database
  • Euraxess UK Funding Search
  • Euraxess Researchers in Motion (EU)
  • FundsforNGOs – Latest Funds
  • The Institute of International Education Scholar Rescue Fund
  • Terra Viva Grants Directory
  • Science (AAAS) – Where to Search for Funding.
  • British Academy Flexi-Grant platform
  • USDA NIFA grants
  • Rutherford Fellowships
  • Open Society Foundations – Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships
  • TWAS Fellowships
  • TWAS Grants for Scientific Meetings held in Developing Countries
  • Royal Society of Chemistry Travel Grants
  • British Council Current Opportunities & Grants
  • Newton’s List – Latest Funding Opportunities
  • The Canadian international development research center
  • International Foundation for Science (IFS)
  • Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER)
  • TDR at the World Health Organization (WHO)
  • West African Research Association
  • UCDAVIS Horticulture Innovation Lab
  • NIHR – Global Health Funding Programmes

Lean business approach

1. Compile a list of potential financial partners
2. Do a stakeholder analysis
3. Market survey
4. Persona review
5. Reach out / sales
6. Lessons learned & informed decisions.


Twenty 3-5 days long workshops on Research Management have already been held benefiting from the HR&S strategies.

We have targeted Burkina Faso, Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Findings from the workshops have been compiled below.

Target Partners

The programme addressed five categories of Target partners (TPs):

  • TP1 Research
    TP1A. Researchers: PhD students, Post-doc researchers, Professors.
    TP 1B. Research Students: MSc students.
    TP 1C. Supervisors.
    TP 1D. Entrepreneurs from the university.
  • TP2 Education
    TP 2A. Lecturers.
  • TP3 Research services
    TP 3A. Laboratory Technicians.
    TP 3B. IT technicians.
    TP 3C. Librarians.
  • TP4 Research management
    TP 4A. Department management.
    TP 4B. University Top management; VC, DVC research, innovation and enterprising, DVC administration, DVC academic, Finance manager, Bursary.
    TP 4C. Top management Administration; Accountant, Procurement officer, Public relations and communication.
  • TP5 External Research services
    TP 5A. Agreed Suppliers.


Professional Ambitions among the researchers have been found to be:

  1. Individual career goals.
  2. Perform high quality research.
  3. Disseminate scientific findings.
  4. Implement scientific findings.
  5. Enable talents of Africa.

1. Individual career goals

  • Do scientific career. Be promoted.
  • Become a professor.
  • Become an authority in a subject.
  • Establish a research group and become a team leader.
  • Become journal editor.

2. Perform high quality research, in order to:

Generate knowledge.

  • Become experts, for example in water treatment.
  • Develop products and services.
  • Generate innovations.

Address the needs of the people

  • Solving problems of the population. Save Africa from suffering from a lot of problems, save Africans.
  • Develop new products and services for the community, for example: minimal amount of minerals required in rice, varieties of cotton, develop phyto-medicine, implement cooperative processes.
  • Characterise the local situation for example: identify appropriate local material (clay etc.), sharing of land.
  • Sensitise the local community on development, for example: analyse the mind-set of the community, promote use of developed products.
  • To know what research that needs to be done to save Africa.
  • To develop our communities by using research results, gather all local research to benefit basic development in the communities.
  • Introduce anthropology in health-care, promote health-care by medicinal plants.

Address the needs of the country

  • To know the needs of the country and address it through research, for example;
    address the lowering level of groundwater, to know the quality of water and able to make advanced measurements of water quality and with the most advanced pieces of equipment, identify and address pollution from industries, to use results from research to improve agricultural and process engineering.

Address the needs of the government

  • Support politicians to develop national policies to promote community development, lobbying politicians
  • Support policymakers.
  • Involve universities and research teams in the elaboration and realisation of development policies.

Address the needs of the private sector.

  • At the university level.
  • At the institutional level.

3. Disseminate scientific findings

To other researchers

  • Publish scientific papers.
  • Present results at conferences.

To the public

  • Produce books and distribute to the public.
  • Offer workshops to the public.
  • Translate findings into local language.
  • Increase community awareness about development.

To the government

  • Share scientific findings with the policy makers.
  • For example: regulated sharing of land, enabled free movement of people in Africa.
  • Through University website.

To the private sector

  • Through University website.

4. Implement scientific findings and services while making profit

Offer chemical, physical and biological analytical services

  • Chemical, physical and biological analyses.
  • Accredited chemical analyses.
  • Training on analytical equipment.

Take on consultancy assignments

  • Address the needs of the rural and urban civil society, for example: food security, economic resilience for cotton, manage livestock, access to safe drinking water, improved water treatment, fuel production and appropriate habitat based on local raw material.
  • Address the needs of the government.
  • Address the needs the private sector.

Develop for-profit businesses

  • Sell products and services developed through research.
  • Develop patents of novel ideas for example on pesticide formulation.

5. Enable talents of Africa

All youths, also those lacking tuition fees.

  • Enable the talents of the youths of the country. Develop the university to be able to capture the genius of all the youths, because only a few get this opportunity, many more would contribute if provided the opportunities.

Female students and researchers.

  • Offer opportunities targeting women to do scientific research.

African researchers in other continents

  • Promote African researchers at other continents.

TP2. Technicians

  • Fulfilling laboratory responsibilities.
  • Teach about theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry.
  • Analytical chemistry.

Outcome Challenges

The outcome challenges have been developed in relation to testimonies shared during the workshops.

TP1 – Researchers

Outcome challenges for the researchers (TP1) have been presented as:

  1. Lack of motivation to do research.
  2. Lack of funds.
  3. Lack of time management.
  4. Lack of collaboration & networking.
  5. Lack of awareness about, skills and opportunities to do literature reviews.
    • Limited or no access to; computers, internet, electricity, published papers (literature database keywords), reference compilation software.
    • Limited or no understanding of; the scientific method (the need to do literature review of recent papers, setting up a hypothesis), search profiles.
  6. Lack of theoretical research capacity.
  7. Lack of practical research capacity.
  8. Lack of capacity to address the needs of the rural and urban civil society.
  9. Lack of capacity to disseminate scientific findings.
  10. Lack of capacity to implement scientific findings. 
  11. Lack of capacity to develop a business around implementation of sientific findings.
  12. Lack of capacity todevelop and share plolicy briefs.

Individual career goals

Lack of motivation to do research

Lack of motivation due to lack of dissemination and implementation of sientific findings.
“To be motivated then I have to add something to the scientific community.”
“Motivation depends on the real goal. I need to have clear and reachable goals.”

Lack of motivation due to weak leadership.
“Some needs to be motivated by others.”
“Good leadership can provide motivation, but we lack motivating leaders.”
“The leader have to give the motivations by their presence in meetings.”
“Police, soldiers, and leadership are related to provide motivation.”

Lack of motivation due to limited financial support.
Sometimes during the workshops, the word “motivation” atually refers to money.
“Too low salary.”
“The private institutions offers higher salary.”
“If we don’t get something when we do something, then we we will start to do nothing. The focus may be on achieving money rather than on quality values. Some people tend to love money too much.”
“We should actually think that we make an investment in ourselves even if we do not get well paid, but we do not thnk like that”.

Lack of interest in and passion for research itself.
“We cannot oblige someone to be motivated.”
“If there is motivation or here is lack of motivation, will be seen as soon as difficulties appear.”
“If members do not have motivation they can be chased away from the team. We don’t force anybody to be a member of a research team.”

Time management

“I lack enough workhours to spend on research.”
“I have to spend a lot of time on administrative issues.”


Perform high quality research

Collaboration & networking

“It is difficult to develop multidisciplinary teams.”
“There are no opportunity to attend conferences.”

Performing theoretical research

“I lack skills in data management.”

Performing practical research

“We do not have access to functioning equipment, such as AAS, HPLC, GCMS, ICPMS, FTIR, UV, LCMS, capillary electrophoresis and NMR.”
“I lack knowledge about which equipment I need to perform my research.”
“I do not have enough workhours to spend in the laboratory.”
“I am not allowed to choose the supplier that i find is best.”

Addressing the needs of the rural civil society

“I lack information about local needs.”
“I do not know how to get commitment at the community level.”
“I lack social know-how; how to introduce new methods to the community, how to change the communities’ mind-set.”
“I lack communication skill and experience from development at the community level”.
“I lack knowledge about local technical conditions, technical know-how and the type of equipment at the community level.”
“We suffer from weak internet connection at the community level.”


Disseminate scientific findings

“I lack skills in how to publish my findings.


Implementing scientific findings

Share scientific findings with the government
“The communication between the academic sector and policy makers is weak.”
“I lack opportunities to practice linking scientific results to policy making.”
“I lack knowledge about policy-briefs.”

Developing Businesses

“I do not know how to implement innovations.”
“I do not know about patenting.”
“I do not know about how to start a business.”


Enable talents of Africa

“Talents may not have access to tuition fees.”
“Talents may not have access to powerful internet.”
“Social economic challenges hindering women from doing scientific career.”

TP2 Technician

” We lack enough staff.”
” We lack adequate salary.”
” We lack laboratory space.”
” We lack servicing tools and manuals.”
” We lack funds to do service and maintenance real-time.”
” We lack communication with reliable suppliers.”

TP4. Institution managements

  • Low institution ranking
  • Lack of approved research grants submitted by researchers
  • Non-functioning scientific equipment
  • Lack of approved manuscripts submitted by the researchers
  • Lack of implemented scientific findings
  • Lack of impactful partnership with policy-makers
  • Lack of impactful partnership with private sector.




The Activites have been developed as a rsult of testimonies shared during the workshops.

TP1. Researchers

Individual career goals


“I will ensure individual time management.”
“I will ensure enough time to do research through own well-disciplined time management.”
“I shall ensure time to attend the meetings.”
“I will ensure an individual long-term planning with measurable mile-stones.”

Apply for reserch grants

“I will seek knowledge to know how to apply for research grants and how to invest them well, so that my career is promoted and not destroyed.”
” I will send grant application to donors supporting research and scientific meetings.”
” I will identify appropriate grant giving institutions.”
” I will seek funding from the government.”
“I will send grant application to the government.”
” We shall arrange a Grant Club where we support each other with seeking research funding; set times, venue and appoint a coordinator.”


” I will seek knowledge to know how to publish.”
” We shall arrange a Publishing Club where we support each other to publish; set times, venue and appoint coordinator.”

Manage the English language. Manage an English Club; weekly, set time, venue. With English teacher. Coordinator appointed. Homework: learn three new words per day.

Change attitude related to lack of motivation due to limited financial support

“We shall change attitude from focusing on money to focusing on research output.”
“We should be motivated from that we make the investment in ourselves.”
“Team work can also motivate.”


Perform high quality research


“We shall believe in ourselves.”
“The prolonged provision of aid became a problem since it discouraged creativity, innovation and creative thinking as the researchers focus on the money rather than the impact of the research.”


“We shall develop novel ideas.”
“We shall develop products and services.”
“We shall develop patents.”
“We shall do more research even with the available inadequate pieces of equipment.”

Collaboration & networking

“I shall seek opportunities to do things together.”
“I shall capture opportunities for collaboration.”
“We shall share knowledge and experiences with each other.”
“We shall create knowledge sharing platforms.”
“I shall ensure time to attend meetings.”
“I shall have a positive attitude to all contributions by others.”
“I shall  help other people to become more motivation.”
“I shall address team building.”
“I shall build research teams.”
“I shall network among research teams.”
“We shall increase the direct research collaboration through identifying authors as new potential collaborators.
“In order to have reliable and functional research teams it is necessary that objectives of the projects that the team shall work on  are well defined.”
“We shall arrange with collaborative platform between researchers, students and technicians.”
“We shall partner with departments of the same discipline worldwide.”
“We shall build a network of all African scientists.”
“We shall establish pan African networks with regular meetings in domains without. “
“We shall build networks of all African scientists in order to do basic and applied research together.”

State-of-the-art knowledge

“We shall seek knowledge and ensure to be up-dated about the state-of-the art.”

Practical research

“We shall ensure that we have access to a quality laboratory with functioning advanced equipment and well educated technicians.”
“We shall identify quality pieces of equipment that are suitable for African conditions.”
“We shall create a good atmosphere and a collaborative platform between researchers, students and technicians.”
“We shall develop a proper business situation around laboratories.”
“We shall convince the authorities through policy-briefs and Round table sessions to equip the laboratories at academic institutions.”

Address the needs of the civil society

“I shall analyse the mind-set of the community.”
“I shall benefit from and collaborate around local knowledge when developing products and services.”
“We shall develop products and services appropriate to and useful for the local civil society, for example to use local material as pigment and traditional medicine to overcome health problems in Africa.”
“I shall sensitise the local community on development.”
“I shall promote the usage of developed products.”

Collaborate with policymakers

“I shall support policy development.”
“I shall support politicians to develop national policies in order to promote community development.”
“We shall lobby among the politicians.”

Collaborate with the private sector

“We shall address the needs of the private sector.”

Disseminate scientific findings

Scientific meetings

“We shall increase the amount of disseminated results through workshops and conferences.”


“We shall publish more.”

Share with the government

“We shall inform about scientific findings through policy briefs.”
“We shall inform about products and services through Round Table discussions.”
“We shall prove ourselves useful to the government in order to motivate them to invest more in scientific research.”


Implement scientific findings

“We shall work in research areas with practical applications.”
“We shall reach out more to the society.”
“We shall have more knowledge of the areas of research required by the society”
“We shall have knowledge about the problemof the society before starting the research work.”
“We shall focus on impactful research for the society.”
“We shall discuss with industries to identify  gaps and then research on on topics relevant for the industry.”
“We shall work in collaboration with research beneficiariesin order to come up with impactful research topis”.
“We shall communicate and compare with others in order to ensure interdisciplinary collaboration that will promote implementation.”
“We shall implement results directly after publication.”
“We shall establish local research institutions, besides the universities and the governmental institutions, to promote implementation.”
“We shall adopt competency based training.”


Sustainable economy

“We shall analyse how money raised can generate further income.”
“We shall avoid to be depending fully on aid.”

Develop businesses

“We shall improve our service delivery.”
“We shall take responsability for generating the necessary start-up capital while doing boot-strapping.”


Enable talents

“We shall ensure tuition fees for all ambitious students.”
“We shall ensure gender equity regarding scientific careers.”
” We shall empower women by ensuring women researcher role-models.”
“We shall promote African researchers at other continents.”

TP2 Technician

Quality laboratory with functioning advanced equipment.

“We shall select the most relevant and appropriate equipment, accessories and consumables.”
“We shall identify the technicians and technologists that needs to be in charge of the new pieces of equipment.”
“We shall identify research topics and researchers that can be supported with new pieces of equipment available.”
“We shall develop the required physical infrastructure.”
“We shall evelop the operational and financial plans for the laboratory.”
“We shall ensure that we have procedures in place where we can i ) perform an honest tender to identify reliable suppliers and secure high quality after-sales services, ii) negotiate prices,  ii) placing orders and pay, iii) ensure professional transporttion and installation, iv) trainings on operation, analytical methods and maintenance, and v) ensure professional after-sales contact with the suppliers.”


“We shall promote educated for technicians.”
“We shall  train other technicians. “
“We shall ensure that technicians have the capacity to operate all pieces of equipment.”
“We shall ensure sharing of knowledge and capacities among all relevant stakeholders.”


Collaboration and networking

“We shall ensure a good atmosphere and a collaborative platform between researchers, students and technicians.”
“We shall ensure arrange an association of chemists in the country.”
“We shall ensure arrange strong collaborating with other laboratories.”

TP 4. Instition management

Literature reviews

Offer a computer rooms:

  • With access to
    • Good enough computers.
    • Internet
    • Electricity
    • Literature database passwords.
    • Reference compilation software
  • Coaching and training by librarians on
    • Literature databases and key-words
    • How to set up a search profile
    • Reference compilation software
  • Coaching and training by senior researchers on;
    • the scientific method,
    • the importance of literature review with recent papers,
    • developing and testing a hypothesis.


The Milesones have been developed as a result of discussions during the workshops.

Access to internet

Education and research activities came to a standstill during the lockdown caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. The pandemic has pushed most educational activities and communication to rely on the internet.  The internet provides the crucial link for communication amongst people. The need for social distancing in this pandemic era has enhanced online based activities. Reliable internet connectivity is essential for successful benefit from online based activities/communication. Internet connectivity has always been a challenge for group members. While the university provides internet, connectivity is intermittent and when working the internet is slow. It goes without saying that reliable internet is essential in this new normal where most activities are now internet based.  The research group members will benefit from good internet with constant connectivity, this will enable the members to carry out literature reviews effectively and carry out zoom meetings to discuss various issues pertaining to research in the group. Reliable internet will also enable the group to effectively participate in virtual conferences.

Internet connection options shall be made available both at the usniversity / department level and at home.


The connectivity shall cover the whole campus.
Expected Cost:
Modem: Euro 100.
Connectivity per year (100 GB): Euro 1000.


Researchers also need to be able to connect to internet from home.
Expected cost
Euro 40 per person and month (50GB).
Assume 10 members fo a research team: Euro 5000 per year.

Access to laboratory

The activities were also affected by the Covid 19 pandemic with laboratory work halted.

HR&S REACH support packages

The HR&S REACH support package was developed in two versions; one to suit researchers and research teams and another one to support scientific institution managements.

Same with FAST, SCALE & 22 RISE and RISEagency.

  1. Monthly ROPE coaching zoom meetings.
  2. ROPEtrello board
  3. WhatsApp chat groups
  4. HubSpot CRM for 22RISE management.
  5. Monthly local grant and manuscript review meetings.
  6. AuthorAid website
    1. Information
    2. Training
    3. Mentors & collaborators
  7. Reach4Life website
  8. TWAS
    1. Fellowship programme
  9. ChatGPT


Although scientific researchers and innovators in Sub-Saharan Africa present amazing solutions to national and international challenges, their ideas are often unrecognised and unsupported.  Consequently, findings tend not to be implemented, and businesses not to be started. As a result, the society lack access to products, services and employment opportunities that would have strengthened the society. This also reduces the tax income to the government and thus creates a lack of advanced education, social security and resourceful institutions. Moreover, international negotiations and international trade tend to be unbalanced and some countries tend remain behind on the international competitive development arena. The number of extremely poor people are increasing every year.

Human Rights and Science (HR&S) claims that the efficiency of implementation of locally developed solutions is strengthened through international equal partnership collaboration. We argue for truth, trust, harmony, equity, resilience, mutual knowledge sharing, sustainable economy, institutional capacity and cross-cultural understanding. We have developed six unique tools and strategies (TAct, ROPE, TRUST, CROSS, RISE & TestE) while targeting scientific research, innovations and social enterprising. With ten years of experience, with operations in twelve Sub-Saharan African countries, and with evidence of outcome and impact, we can state that our model is successful.


As mentioned the evaluation planning of the Research management programmes follow the Real-time Outcome Planning & Evaluation (ROPE) strategy. A new ROPE programme starts with setting a goal and to develop indicators to measure results. Then we develop an implementation plan, we secure finances, staff, and infrastructure, then we ensure knowledge sharing, the accounting procedures and the cross-cultural understanding. Then we make an activity plan and assign to people and institutions; who will do what, how and when. Now we implement, and after we measure the results and analyse. Thereafter we complement with what did not go well until we reach the goal we set up in the beginning. HR&S offers to coach through the procedures.

We only work in areas identified by our local partners, and besides programme design and implementation coaching, HR&S contributes with expert advice on the scope of the programme, international state-of-the art knowledge, facilitation of accounting and auditing, cross-cultural understanding, monitoring and evaluation as well as start-up loans. The ROPE practical strategy is useful for the implementation of development programme management, scientific research management, laboratory management. The ROPE strategy is likewise useful for scaling small activities to profitable social enterprises.


The Research management support programme (REACH) was developed by Assoc. Prof. Cecilia ÖMAN.

She is grateful for the support provided by friends, colleagues and partners all over the world.