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4/8 The Baobab Network Report_ 12,000 data scientists


・ナイジェリアのゲノミクススタートアップ、 54geneがNigerian Centre for Disease Controlおよ Bankと提携を結び、ナイジェリアでのCOVID-19の影響を減らす解決策を探すための研究基金を立ち上げた、

・ナイジェリアのテック投資家 Ventures PlatformがLagos

State ScienceRおよびesearch and Innovation Councilと協力し、COVID-19の解決に挑むスタートアップに対し、研修や資金を提供する「イノベーション・チャレンジ」を立ち上げた、

・南ア政府がCOVID-19による経済的な影響を受けている中小企業を支援するためのDebt Relief Fundを立上げた、


In this edition, some initiatives launched in Africa to combat the COVID-19 outbreak are introduced as follows;

・Nigerian genomics start-up 54gene has partnered with the Nigerian Centre for Disease

Control and Union Bank to launch a new $500k research fund for solutions that will reduce

the impact of COVID-19 in Nigeria,

・Nigerian tech investor Ventures Platform has teamed up with the Lagos State Science, Research and Innovation Council, launching an innovation challenge that offers training and funding for start-ups building solutions aimed at tackling COVID-19,

・South Africa’s Department of Small Business Development is to establish a Debt Relief Fund to assist small businesses from any economic ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis.

The news report is filled with exciting local African information. Please enjoy!


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