|EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE (ACE II)|
|Name of the ACE:||SACIDS||Year 2017|
|January - December 2017|
|Action Plan||Component||Sub- component||Output||DLI #||DLR #||Estimated Budget (US$)||January||February||March||April||May||June||July||August||Sept||Oct||Nov||Dec|
|LEARNING EXCELLENCE||MSc programmes||Review of MSc. One Health Molecular Biology (OHMB) curriculum and submit for national accreditation by Tanzania Commision of Universities (TCU)||?A revised MSc curriculum in One Health Molecular Biology enhanced in content and context to meet local, regional and international standards in place within the first year of implementation||2||2.3||* 7,000||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Collaborate in the review of MSc courses relevant to the mission of the Centre (i.e. in medical and veterinary epidemiology at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA)) for national accreditation by TCU||MSc courses in epidemiology||2||2.3||* 4,000||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Initiating the Development of e-learning content and enhance use of ICT facilities in learning at SUA with special focus on One Health and Molecular Biology||• IT infrastructure in place and e-learning platform operational|
• E-learning platform utilized for student training
• Staff trained for implementation of e-learning
|RESEARCH EXCELLENCE||Short courses||Undertake a scoping workshop, curriculum development and delivery of Research Leadership and Management skills course||A shared plan with agreed dates, objectives, participants, trainers (both international and local) who will design and deliver the different elements of the program.||2||2.1||* 60,000||✔||✔||✔|
|Conduct a 2 weeks training of supervisors and university managers in PhD supervision, Research Leadership and Management for research excellence in academic settings (Co Funding with African Development Bank (AfDB))||Trained supervisors and research managers||2||2.1||* 7,000||✔||✔|
|Conduct a course in Biosafety||Biosafety procedures enforced in Centre laboratories||2||2.2||* 30,000||✔||✔|
|Conduct a course in GIS (Subject to co funding by FAO of UN)||At the end of training, course participants should:|
I. Theoretical concepts of GIS understood.
ii. Knowledge in the operation of GIS software gained.
iii. Skill to integrate spatial and non-spatial data in GIS from various sources developed.
iv. Knowledge about the principles of spatial data capture, processing, analysis, visualization and dissemination gained.
v. Knowledge about cartographic concepts and map production in a GIS environment enhanced.
vi. Skill on spatial data analysis and development of predictive models gained.
vii. Interpretation skill using outputs from spatial data analysis to make appropriate decision in control and prevention of diseases improved.
viii. Knowledge and skill on risk assessment and management enhanced.
|Student based research||Inception workshop to refine plan, define and allocate research themes, CoP structures, supervisors/mentors||• Refined Implementation Plan|
• Defined research themes and CoP structures
• Local, regional and international Supervisors/Mentors identified and engaged
|A Centre specific PhD programme/curriculum (Co funded by the Wellcome Trust)||Developed PhD programme curriculum||2||2.1||* 15,900||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Recruit 8 MPhil/Research MSc students||5 national and 3 regional MPhil/ Res MSc students enrolled||2||2.2||* 56,201||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Recruit 15 PhD students||10 national and 5 regional PhD students enrolled||2||2.2||* 165,313||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Research conduct reinforced with Postdoctoral Fellows. Set up student based research for Postdocs, PhD and MPhil in line with the SACIDS-ACE research strategy.||2 Postdocs enrolled||2||2.1||* 34,020||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Induction workshop for PhD students and supervisors||Induction workshop conducted||2||2.1||* 23,000||✔|
|Refurbishment of student research training laboratories including upgrade of effluent treatment||• Plans for the refurbishment of the student training laboratory|
• Completion of the procurement process for the refurbishment of the laboratory
• Contract awarded for the refurbishment to begin
• Start of the refurbishment
• Refurbished and successful functioning of the laboratory
|Engage, collaborate and carryout joint research and training activities with partners, publish joint publications, develop and apply joint proposals||• Signed MoU/ partner agreement with academic, research and private sector partners • Well developed joint research collaboration team with international partners,|
• International collaboration team write and publish joint publication
• Joint developed proposals submitted for funding
• A well structure and developed regional collaborative network of trainers and researchers
• A well developed regional network of supervisors for PhD
|Engage Laboratory Manager||Laboratory Manager recruited and in place||2||2.1||* 3,125||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Procure equipment, reagents and consumables||Equipment, reagents and consumables procured||2||2.1||* 77,500||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|CENTRE MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAMME QUALITY ASSURANCE||Appoint Centre Secretariat staff and set up operations for programme coordination, finance, Training and Research Officer, IT, procurement, Communications Manager programme quality assurance and internal Monitoring & Evaluation||Centre secretariat staff appointed and are in place||2||2.1||* 124,435||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Support Center operation costs: Salaries for Administration staff and Contribution to secretariat & Departmental operational costs||Center Administration, regional coordination and financial management in line with regional expectations||2||2.1||* 80,058||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Oversee and coordinate the quality assurance of the Centre||Consistent and high performance by the Center||2||2.1||* 29,250||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Organize quarterly executive team meetings||Consistency of performance of the Center||2||2.1||* 9,000||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Organize ISAB meetings||Strategic objective advice to the Center||2||2.1||* 30,750||✔||✔|
|Contribute to cost of National Steering Committee||Review and provide guidance to the overall strategy and implementation of the Center, including its impact at national and regional levels||2||2.1||* 5,686||✔|
|Attend ACE II technical and advisory meetings||2||2.1||* 13,000||✔|
|Attend Africa-China-WB Forum||Expanded collaboration||2||2.1||* 12,000||✔|
|COMMUNICATION||Public and policy engagement||Engage the public and policy makers in the region||Policy makers and the public engaged||2||2.1||* 15,000||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|MONITORING AND EVALUATION||M&E||Carry out monitoring (and control auditing of partners)||Quarterly reports||2||2.1||* 4,000||✔|
|Carry out external audit||Audited financial reports||2||2.1||* 3,000||✔|