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									Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur

   et de la Recherche Scientifique




                                     1951 - 2011:
                                     th
                            60 anniversary!
        Theme: “60 years of research partnership for
                sustainable development”




    CELEBRATION OF THE 60 YEARS OF CSRS
                    Adiopodoumé, Côte d’Ivoire, 1st August – 10th September 2011




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Outline………………………………………….…………………………………………..Page


1. CONTEXT AND JUSTIFICATION .......................................................................... 3

1.1.   The Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, a tool for scientific partnership for sustainable
development ............................................................................................................................................................ 3

1.2.        Why celebrate the 60 years of the CSRS? .................................................................................................... 3


2.      2. WHO IS INVITED TO THE CELEBRATION OF THE 6OTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CSRS? .. 4

3.      PLANNED ACTIVITIES .............................................................................................. 4

3.1.        Official Launching ceremony ....................................................................................................................... 4

3.2.        Open days (OD) ........................................................................................................................................... 4

3.3.        Training Workshop on the Research cycle and Mutual learning for Change ................................................. 6

3.4.        International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa ......................... 6

3.5.        Celebrating Excellence of researchers: CSRS Eremitage Awards, CSRS-WWF and PASRES-CSRS awards . 7

3.6.        Visit of study and/or application sites of the CSRS and some partners ........................................................ 8

3.7.        Excursion and site visit ............................................................................................................................... 8

3.8.        CSRS participation in the International Conference on geographical indications in Switzerland ................. 8


4.      PRACTICAL ORGANISATION .................................................................................... 9

5.      SECRETARIAT OF THE 2011 JUBILE .......................................................................... 9

6.      BUDGET ESTIMATE ................................................................................................. 9

7.      GRANTS AND EXPECTED FUNDING FROM PARTNERS ................................................ 9

8.      SCHOLARSHIPS OFFER (WITHOUT LIVING EXPENSES, TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION)




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1. CONTEXTE AND JUSTIFICATION
      1.1.       The Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques, a tool for scientific partnership
                 for sustainable development
The Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire (CSRS) has been established since 1951,
and, to date is placed under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Research of Côte d’Ivoire and the
Secretary of State for Research of Switzerland. The vision of the CSRS is to be a resource centre for
research, training and services, an effective platform for regional and international partnership, a
credible institution that generates results applicable to sustainable development. Its assignment is to
initiate, encourage, support and implement research partnerships in Côte d’Ivoire and countries of the
West African region, while contributing to local capacity building and providing quality services.
The strategic areas of activities of the CSRS are threefold: research, training and service delivery,
achieved particularly within the framework of programs, some of which are under its direct responsibility.
The Centre Suisse undertakes research activities that combine, as much as possible, in a coherent
progression, innovation, validation, and application/extension. The main bodies of the CSRS, since June
2007 are: a Founding Board, (Board of Trustees), a Board of Directors, a Scientific Council and a
General Direction. The governance of the CSRS is internally structured around three departments of
technical and scientific activities, supported by administrative and financial services: The Biodiversity
and Food Security Department (DBSA) and the Environment and Health Department (DESA) and the
Valorization, Resources and Applications Department (DVRA).
The CSRS over the years has built a network of national, sub-regional and international partnership with
technical ministries, universities, research centers, NGOs, agribusiness companies, pharmaceutical
companies…The infrastructures of the CSRS (Laboratories, research stations, media room…) its
advanced equipment and human resources enables the institution to accomplish its assignment under
optimal conditions.
Moreover, the CSRS is home to major long term international programs, which enhances its impact in
the areas of biodiversity conservation (Taï Monkey Project, Taï Chimpanzee Project) Health
(Vestergaard Frandsen Program, Afrique One Program, Demographic Surveillance Program) global
changes (CRDI program). The record of achievements shows that the CSRS is now a center of
research, an actor in research training, a partner for the universities, an actor for development and an
important vector of cooperation between Switzerland and Côte d’Ivoire. The five pillars of cooperation
are : (i) universities and research institutes in Côte d’Ivoire, Switzerland and in the sub-region, (ii) non-
academic partners, particularly those of the private sector, for a strong public-private partnership at
regional and international levels, (iii) specialized laboratories complementing the existing capacities in
the CSRS, (iv) institutions and other entities in Switzerland (Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute,
the CSRS Foundation Board, the SCNAT and international organizations and other governmental and
non-governmental networks.
        1.2.      Why celebrate the 60 years of the CSRS?
Today, the world is confronted with major global changes that do not spare Côte d’Ivoire and the
countries of sub-saharan Africa: climate change, food crisis, energy crisis, financial crisis, emerging
diseases, political and military conflicts etc…Research at the CSRS tries to adjust and help companies
find the right answers.
Widely recognized by both governments of Switzerland and Côte d’Ivoire (who signed with the founders
of CSRS, new regulations organizing the CSRS in 2007, after the signing of an Agreement on Scientific
Cooperation between the two countries in 2006), with an increasingly assertive credibility with numerous


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partners, built on 60 years of continuous activities, the CSRS has to be up to many hopes placed in him
and always has to do a lot more.
This involves increasing its visibility at national, sub- regional and international levels and open more to
the world of research and development. Strategies for achieving this are outlined in the 2009-2013
Strategic Plan of the CSRS.
Celebrating 60 years of the CSRS, will first of all give us the opportunity to inform and share our
experience, the quality of our science, the added value in training and our network of partners, with the
public, and secondly to celebrate excellence and strengthen partnerships to establish new strategies for
other countries.
It is the opportunity to reinforce the regionalization of the CSRS imprinted by the National Center for
Competence in Research North-South (NCCR North-South) for partnership and promotion of local
research funding through the Strategic Support Program, initiatives supported by the Swiss Cooperation
(Swiss Secretariat for Education and Research.)

2. 2. WHO IS INVITED TO THE CELEBRATION OF THE 6O th ANNIVERSARY OF
   THE CSRS?
    -    Technical ministries in charge of Research, Environment, Water Affairs and Forestry, Health,
         Hygiene, Education….
    -    Universities and Research Centers in Côte d’Ivoire, in the sub-region, in Switzerland and
         elsewhere;
    -    Non academic partners (private sectors, NGOs, extension organizations…)
    -    Specialized laboratories
    -    International Organizations (UNDP, FAO, IUCN, UNEP...);
    -    Embassies and bilateral and multilateral partnership bodies;
    -    Researchers in Côte d’Ivoire, of the West African region, of Africa, Asia, Europe and elsewhere;
    -    Students of universities and colleges of higher education
    -    The general public
    -    The media

3. PLANNED ACTIVITIES
        3.1.     Official Launching ceremony
The celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the CSRS was launched officially with a ceremony on 14
October 2010. This ceremony was placed under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and
Scientific Research, and brought together partners of the CSRS and key local institutions concerned by
the event marking the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the CSRS. The activities of the 60th
anniversary were presented to the guests in order to create a strong mobilization at various levels
(corporate sponsoring, partnerships, actual participation…)

        3.2.     Open days (OD)
Open Days will be held from 1 to 31 August 2011. They aim primarily at enhancing the visibility and the
image of the CSRS by introducing to the visitors, the achievements and challenges of the CSRS in
infrastructures, equipments and research-actions partnership activities.

On this occasion, we will have several stands exhibition, presented on the 1st , 2th and 3rd August,
respectively by the Communication Department of the CSRS and the representatives of the CSRS

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Departments (DBSA, DESA, DVRA) and programs and units hosted by the CSRS. (TMP, TCP, SSD of
Taabo, Verstergard, Afrique One, PASRES,…).

           The Department of Biodiversity and Food Security (DBSA) conducts
            multipluridisciplinary research activities on agricultural development and biodiversity
            conservation. It includes four research groups (Primates and other) (ii) Medicinal
            Plants, utilities and forestry (iii) Agricultural production and post-harvest systems and
            (iv) Agricultural economics.

           The Department of Environment and Health (DESA) aims at undertaking
            multidisciplinary scientific research on health systems and environmental changes. It
            includes four research groups (i) Malaria, neglected and emerging diseases (ii)
            nutrition, quality and health risks, (iii) climate change (iv) Governance, mobility, risks
            and conflicts;

           The Department of Development, Resources and Application is designated to take
            development actions and transfer of knowledge and general solutions for research
            projects and researchers. It is organized around five special units (i) cell for training,
            resource, and extension in the south (FOREVUS), (ii) Multimedia Centre Willy Muller
            (iii) CSRS Laboratories, (iv) Library (v) Research Stations, experimental sites and of
            intervention in Côte d’Ivoire;

           The Demographic Surveillance System (DSS) of Taabo is the first of its kind in Côte
            d’Ivoire. This program aims at improving the health, social equity, while fostering a
            sustainable economic development. The program focuses on the control of neglected
            diseases;

           TCP and TMP programs produce long biological and ecological data, respectively on
            chimpanzees and tail monkeys of the Taï National Park, World heritage site of the
            UNESCO;

           Created in 1957, Vestergaard Frandsen designs and sells textiles to fight against
            diseases. Vestergaard Frandsen revolutionary product, ParmaNet, is a long term next
            generation insecticide treated net with a higher efficiency against malaria vectors
            resistant to pyrethroids. Vestergaard Frandsen has been in Côte d’Ivoire since 2009
            and opened an insectariums and a molecular biology laboratory;

           The consortium “Afrique One” includes 14 universities and research institutions
            including 11 members from the South and 3 from the North. The consortium aims at
            providing basic knowledge and development opportunities to the most promising young
            scientific researchers to enable them to become internationally competitive in their
            institutions and countries of origin in the field of ecosystem health with a focus on
            zoonotic diseases.

           The Strategic Support for Scientific Research (PASRES) which has been put in place
            since 15th June 2007 is the fruit of the scientific Ivorian-Swiss cooperation. It is a
            competitive fund whose goal is to finance scientific research in Côte d’Ivoire, as a
            prelude to the establishment of the National (Ivorian) Fund for Scientific Research.

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The Open Days will also provide the opportunity for visitors to discover or rediscover the research
infrastructure of the CSRS (library, Botany, Chemistry, Parasitology, Microbiology laboratories,
telecenter…).Stands will also be held by CSRS traditional partners.

Beyond August 3rd, the doors of the CSRS will remain open to the public until August 31 st for visits and
guided tours for those who have registered for this purpose (individuals and groups). In addition to
scientific animations, subtypes workshops will be organized in this period and will enable CSRS
researchers and other institutions to present the results and prospects of their research.

      3.3.      Training Workshop on the Research cycle and Mutual learning for Change
A training workshop on the research cycle and mutual learning for change will be organized from
September 3rd to September 5th 2011 in the CSRS premises. This training will be provided by the
FOREVUS CSRS committee and will be open to about thirty students, universities researchers and
national and foreign research centers.
      3.4.       International Conference on Science and Sustainable Development in Sub-
                 Saharan Africa
An International Conference will be held from September 7th to September 9th 2011, at the CSRS
premises on the theme “Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Achievements and
Challenges for Scientific Research Partnership”. About 200 participants from diverse backgrounds are
expected. The main objectives of this conference are to :
      Make an inventory of research contributing or which could contribute to the sustainable
         development of Sub-Saharan Africa
      Define constraints and conditions for consideration of research findings in development
         programs in Sub-Saharan Africa
      Make operational recommendations for priority actions for the development of African science
         and its consideration in the development of Sub-Saharan Africa
This conference will lead on to the adoption of a declaration which could enrich the debate on remedies
for the achievement of the MDGs.

The conference will be organized around three themes: (i) Biodiversity and Food Security; (ii)
Environment and Health; (iii) Governance, Mobility and Education;
Three introductory key-note speeches will be delivered in three sessions by internationally renowned
personalities on the following topics:
- Why and how to balance agriculture development and conservation of biodiversity?
- Recent advances in Scientific Research in the fight against malaria
- Good Governance as the key to sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa.
For each theme indicated, participants will discuss specific issues during the parallel sessions.
In addition, a roundtable will be hosted by personalities on “What Research Policy for sub-Saharan
Africa in a context of global change ? ”
These personalities will speak in particular about setting priorities for research; the role of networks and
networking; the public-private partnership in research; research funding and research development.
Finally, a reception will be organized during the conference.
Announcement: www.csrs.ch
                  www.csrs.ch/jubile2011/colloque-sddas2011.php
Information:      colloque.sddas2011@csrs.ci


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        3.5.    Celebrating Excellence of researchers: CSRS Eremitage Awards, CSRS-WWF and
                PASRES-CSRS awards

In order to celebrate Excellence, the CSRS and some partners, have launched a partnership research
award, presented every two years. On the occasion of the celebration of its 60 th anniversary, the CSRS
will sacrifice to the tradition by hosting the 2011 Edition of the Awards:

    (i) CSRS-Eremitage For Research in Partnership;
    (ii) CSRS-WWF Partnership Research for the Conservation of Taï National Park
    (iii) PASRES- CSRS Scientific Research for the Fight against Poverty

    Announcement on: www.csrs.ch
                     http://www.csrs.ch/6e_Prix_CSRS_2011.pdf
                     http://www.csrs.ch/fichiers/prix_csrs_wwf11.pdf
    Information at : colloque.sddas2011@csrs.ci

    •    CSRS-Eremitage award for Scientific Research in Partnership

Up to now, this award was named CSRS-Lombard Odier Danier Hentsch Award. It was established in
2001 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques (CSRS) in Côte
d’Ivoire. The commitment of the CSRS for Science Partnership has attracted considerable interest from
private companies. Thus, Bank Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch (LODH) has pledged to support the
appointment of 5 awards. The first award was presented for the first time in 2001 during the Golden
Jubilee celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the CSRS in Côte d’Ivoire and then four more times in
2003, 2005 and 2007, and 2009 during scientific events at the CSRS.
The CSRS LODH Award for Scientific Research in Partnership was intended to honor CSRS
Researchers in Côte d’Ivoire for their excellent contribution to Research in Partnership with academic
and national institutions in Côte d’Ivoire and/or countries of the region. It was awarded for its high level
works aiming at promoting Research and its applications.
The CSRS-Eremitage award which will be handed out in 2011 with financial support from the Eremitage
Fund keeps the same spirit by opening up to external CSRS researchers. The call for applications was
launched in June 2010. Information on the application is available on the CSRS website.

    •    The WWF award for Scientific Research in partnership for the conservation of the TNP

This award was also created in 2001, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the CSRS. WWW is
committed to fund this award. It was handed out for the first time in 2001, during the golden jubilee of
the CSRS in Côte d’Ivoire.
The “CSRS –WWWF” Partnership Award, aims to honor researchers from the CSRS or those working in
association with the CSRS for research works that can contribute to the conservation of the Taï National
Park (TNP). The calls for applications for this award have been launched on October 14th, 2010.
Information on the application is available on the CSRS web site.

    •    The PASRES-CSRS Prize for Scientific Research for Poverty alleviation




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In order to promote excellence in scientific research in Cote d’Ivoire, the PASRES in addition to funding
high quality research has decided to reward the research projects that have reached the most tangible
results, thus meriting national recognition. The first edition of the PASRES-CSRS award for Scientific
Research in the fight against Poverty is launched and information on the application is available on the
PASRES and CSRS websites.

       3.6.      Visit of study and/or application sites of the CSRS and some partners
On September 10th, after the closing date of the International Conference, participants who wish to visit
some the study and/or application sites of CSRS and of its partners are invited to do so. These visits will
enable them to better immerse themselves in the working conditions on the sites and deepen the
exchange of experiences on various topics (biodiversity, urban environment, diseases, food safety…).
Three sites have been selected: (i) the Banco National Forest Park located in Abidjan, (ii) slums and
peri-urban villages in the commune of Yopougon in Abidjan, (iii) the Agronomic Research Station of
Bringakro located in the central part of Côte d’Ivoire.
     The Banco National Forest Park was created in 1926 and covers 3474 hectares of which one
         third is still a primary tropical rainforest. It is located in the heart of Abidjan, economic capital of
         Côte d’Ivoire, which is also part of its charm. According to WCF emerging from their study, a
         small colony of chimpanzees still lives there.
     Informal settlements and peri-urban villages are exposed to urban pollution and its corollary of
         parasitical diseases. These sites are characterized (i) by poor management of solid waste, (ii)
         mismanagement of waste water and (iii) inadequate habitat which is a challenge for research
         and actions.
     Created in 1996, the Agricultural Research Station of Bringakro is placed under the
         guardianship of the Department for “Promotion, Resources and Applications”. Bringakro Station
         activities aim at developing strategies for sustainable agricultural development in the economic,
         environmental and social fields.
       3.7.       Excursion and site visit
Moment of conviviality and joy, the day outing will also be held on September 10, 2011. It will allow all
the participants to relieve the stress accumulated throughout the week. This recreational phase of the
60th anniversary will essentially consist of a football tournament, various games and promotion window
for existing clubs (HIV Club/ English Club), whose main purpose is to inform the audience of the
activities developed within these clubs. CSRS employees and researchers, CSRS partners, conference
attendees and the general public are expected to attend.

       3.8.      CSRS participation in the International Conference on geographical indications in
                 Switzerland
The CSRS will attend the International Conference on geographical indications organized in conjunction
with the 4th edition of the Swiss Regional Land Products Competition on October 1 st and 2nd 2011 in
Courtemelon with Morocco as guest of honor for this year’s edition. This conference will be a great
opportunity for the CSRS to leverage its expertise in the field of geographical indications to open new
paths which enable West Africa and Maghreb to meet within the frameworks of partnerships.




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4. PRACTICAL ORGANISATION
Holding the jubilee of 60th anniversary of the CSRS relies on the human level on an organizing
committee comprising of a scientific committee in charge of organizing the International Conference.
This organization also requires the establishment of several subcommittees and a permanent
Secretariat.
An organizing committee was established for the actual organization of the CSRS 60 th anniversary
jubilee. It is chaired by Prof. Bonfoh Bassirou, General Director of the CSRS and includes 5 committees
respectively in charge of organizing each of the above activities (Workshop, Open Day, International
Conference, Field Trips, Outing Day)
In addition, a Strategic Orientation Committee (COS) oversees the preparation of the activities. It is
chaired by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research assisted by Mr. Alexis Ogou
Hibault, Director of Cabinet of the said Ministry and Chairman of the CSRS Board and Prof. Marcel
Tanner, Director of the Swiss TPH. The other members of the COS are the CSRS Board of
representatives, the CSRS Scientific Council, the PASRES and the CSRS Foundation.

5. SECRETARIAT OF THE 2011 JUBILE
All information concerning the celebration of the CSRS 60 th anniversary Jubilee registration,
communication, program etc.) can be obtained from the Secretariat of the 60th anniversary jubilee at
the following address:
     - E-mail: jubile.csrs2011@csrs.ci
     - By post:
                  Secrétariat du Jubilé 2011 du CSRS
                  Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifiques en Côte d’Ivoire
                  01 BP 1303 Abidjan 01, Côte d’Ivoire
                  Tél: +225 23 47 27 90 / Fax: +225 23 45 12 11
The information could be found on the website: www.csrs.ch/jubile2011.php

6. BUDGET ESTIMATE
  N°                         Budget lines                       Total FCFA             Total F CHF
        Opening Ceremony
   1                                                                      17’97’000               4’493
        Open Days
   2                                                                      6’765’000              16’913
        International Conference
   3                                                                     80’668’500             201’671
        Training Workshop
   4                                                                      5’643’000              14’108
        Visit of study site and outing day
   5                                                                      2’266’000               5’665
        Functioning of various committees and miscellaneous
  6                                                                       7’000’000              17’500
TOTAL JUBILE CSRS                                                       104'139’500           251’138
NB: Details of each budget line are available at the CSRS Secretariat

7. GRANTS AND EXPECTED FUNDING FROM PARTNERS
We invite our partners to decide on their funding and financing of the following topics:



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     N°                Details and subsidies                     Total FCFA               Total CHF
           Organization/ Jubilee Logistic                                 17'828’000             44’570
      1
           Organization of the International Conference                   80'668’500            201’671
      2
           Training Scholarship                                             5'643’000            14’108
      2
           TOTAL                                                         104'139’500            251’138

8. SCHOLARSHIPS OFFER (without living expenses, travel and accommodation)1
Our partners can also provide participation scholarships for Researchers and Students based on the
following table :

    Actors                        Training                Conference            Training & Conference
    North (Europe…)
    Researchers                                250’000             220’000                     470’000
    Students (PhD, Msc…)                       250’000             115’000                     365’000
    South (Afrique, Asie)
    Researchers                                250’000             100’000                     350’000
    Students (PhD, Msc…)                       250’000             100’000                     350’000
    Côte d’Ivoire
    Researchers                                250’000                 75’000                  325’000
    Students (PhD, Msc…)                       250’000                 50’000                  300’000




1
 Living cost, travel and accommodation (indicative)
North (Europe, Asia) :       1'150'000 Fcfa (2'875 CHF)
South (Africa):              800'000 Fcfa (2'000 CHF)

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