sarima_mapThe Africa Engagement portfolio was established in 2009 primarily to increase awareness of research and innovation management within the wider SADC region and to ensure that potential members can appreciate the real benefits of SARIMA membership and partnership. The establishment and further development of this portfolio emphasizes SARIMA’s commitment to engage with the research and innovation community on the African Continent.

Since 2009, SARIMA has seen a steady increase in SADC membership and participation of delegates from SADC in SARIMA activities. Training workshops are offered in different SADC countries on an annual basis and the representation of SADC members on the SARIMA Executive Committee has increased.