Research PLUS Africa, a leading research organization committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusivity has unveiled a collaborative platform aimed at empowering African researchers and revolutionizing the research landscape in the continent.
Dubbed Research SPRING, the platform will serve as a dynamic vehicle for originating cutting-edge research in Africa. It will foster collaboration and co-creation among all African stakeholders to produce impactful research that will shape the future of the African research and evaluation landscape.
With an agenda driven by Africans for Africans, Research SPRING aims to build a robust local evidence base and curate knowledge products that drive socio-economic growth across the continent.
Research PLUS Africa Founder and CEO Mokeira Masita said “We are thrilled to introduce Research SPRING as a collaborative platform for African researchers. Through this platform, we aim to foster collaboration, co-creation, and knowledge exchange among researchers across the continent. By bringing together diverse stakeholders and empowering African researchers, we believe we can drive significant advancements in research and contribute to socio-economic growth in Africa. Collaboration and co-creation are cornerstones of a thriving connection between research and practice in Africa. They have a catalytic effect on the much-needed adoption of data-driven solutions and interventions that in turn spur on socio-economic development.”
The company which also marked its 10 years since inception, has urged and called upon stakeholders and partners in the Research space to support the strong movement on decolonizing research and evaluations.
“Over the past decade, Research PLUS has recognized the pressing need to address historical biases, power imbalances, and knowledge gaps that have resulted from colonial legacies in research. We recognize that decolonization is an ongoing process, and we are dedicated to continuously learning, unlearning, and taking concrete actions to dismantle colonial structures within the research community. We want to urge everyone in this space to join us in this journey” Mokeira Masita, the Founder and CEO of Research PLUS Africa said.
Over the past decade, Research PLUS Africa has been at the forefront of promoting equitable, inclusive, and locally-driven research in Africa. The organization firmly believes that research and evaluation processes should reflect the diverse perspectives, cultures, and knowledge systems of the African people.