BIOTECHNET – Enhancing biotechnology know-how in the Horn of Africa

The project “BIOTECHNET – Enhancing biotechnology know-how in the Horn of Africa” (AID n. 12098) aims to enhance the scientific competences of researchers and research institutions from Ethiopia and Djibouti in the field of Life Sciences. Thanks to the contribution of the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS), the following opportunities are available for candidates from both countries:

  • CRP Research Grants to support the establishment or upgrading of new laboratories and research lines in the two countries, particularly in the fields of health, sustainable agriculture, industrial biotechnology and renewable energy.  
  • Meetings and Courses to organise scientific events in the two countries (click here for information on Meetings and Courses calls) and to support participation of researchers from Djibouti and Ethiopia to ICGEB international scientific meetings (click here to apply). Please send an email to [email protected] once you’ve applied.

The project has been funded for 1.685.450 Euro for a three-year duration. BIOTECHNET is funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS).

Download the Fellowships and Meetings and Courses presentation (including tips for application!), EN and FR

Download the CRP presentation (including tips for application!) EN and FR


We are pleased to announce that the following ICGEB PhD and Short-term Fellowships calls are now open. ICGEB Fellowships schemes support collaborative research between scientists from ICGEB Member States and research groups at ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of facilitating access to the latest research techniques and to strengthen capacity building:

BIOTECHNET Meetings and Courses Call for Proposals: ICGEB is inviting proposals for the organisation of scientific events (workshop/course/conference) to be held in Djibouti and Ethiopia in 2024. Proposed events should aim at providing theorical and/or practical events in Life Sciences particularly on topics of relevance to each country and ICGEB mandate.
Deadline: February 28th, 2023
To apply, Scientific Organisers must register on the ICGEB Service Gateway to obtain access to the online submission platform. More information here.

Download the Biotechnet Meetings&Courses flyer

For additional information, please contact [email protected].


Applications to attend the Biotechnet WorkshopHands on Training on multiple SARS-CoV-2 detection methods and further Application of sequencing and associated bioinformatics tools” will open soon. The event will take place at the Bio and Emerging Technology Institute, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, on 15-19 May 2023. More information are available here:

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