Bioinformatics Community of Practice
Building a Community of Practice
The Bioinformatics Community of Practise aims to build a self-sustaining network to enable Africa reap the benefits of the genomic era in improving its agricultural productivity.
The availability of genomic technologies and data is growing fast in Africa. However, a bottleneck has emerged, caused by a shortage of human capacity and capability in data management and bioinformatics. Informed by extensive in-country demand mapping, we have developed a programme to affect a step change in the capacity and capability of African science to reap the benefits of genomic data. Ultimately, our goal is to build an active and self-sustaining community of African bioinformatics practitioners that contribute to food security in the continent by providing a support network to accelerate agricultural research in Africa.
The programme is being implemented in the three phases: Build, Empower and Amplify.
BiX CoP fellows
There are three overarching projects that the community of practice are working collaboratively on.