Ylann Schemm looks at the factors contributing to a promising trend of African research output. The author cites many : increased funding, significant policy changes within countries, improved research infrastructure, both human and physical and others – but she notes that much more needs to be done to further improve this upward trend. Read the article in Research Trends here.
About the author:
Ylann Schemm, Senior Corporate Responsibility Manager, drives Elsevier’s corporate responsibility programmes which focus on research capacity building in the developing world and advancing women in science. She manages the Elsevier Foundation’s Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries Programme which provides additional infrastructure-building, medical library needs assessments, preservation of unique research, and training to boost information literacy and research skills to enable the optimum use of Research4Life. Ylann also chairs the Research4Life partnership’s Communications and Marketing working group.