Funding for the Centro Ciência LP establishment and its activities aimed to provide Advanced Training of Scientists from Portuguese Speaking Countries, must be guaranteed by diversified institutional collaborations and investments to ensure its long-term sustainability beside FCT’s financial contribution.
This requires a significant effort of contacts and relationships with Trusts and Foundations, at an international level, with the European Commission and enterprises with activities in Africa.
Accordingly, the implementation strategy and the overhaul of the established legal framework must rely on the following principles:
- To mobilize academic and R&D institutions, at international level, with ongoing activities in Portuguese Speaking Countries, in such a way to strengthen these activities and establish effective collaboration networks in these countries, promoting ongoing actions and developing new horizons and opportunities;
- To stimulate agreements and partnerships with funders and donors in Portugal, Africa and Brazil, as well as stakeholders outside Portuguese Speaking regions, aiming to further develop (“IKfD – Initiative Knowledge for Development”, incorporating several ongoing partnerships, and others to be developed;