Building capacities in gender mainstreaming for ethics committee members from Senegal to West Africa
BCA-WA-ETHICS was launched in August 2019 and is funded by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) under grant number CSA2018ERC-2314. This capacity-building action is a cooperation between the University of Zaragoza in Spain, the Senegalese Institute for Health Research, Epidemiological Surveillance and Training (IRESSEF), and the Senegalese National Ethics Committee (CNERS) based at the Ministry of Health and Social Action.
BCA-WA-ETHICS aims to improve the capacities and skills of scientists members of West African National Research Ethics Committees to mainstream a gender perspective in their institutions' research evaluation and inspection mandate. To achieve this main aim, BCA-WA-ETHICS will capacitate and empower the Senegalese CNERS.
The mission of BCA-WA-ETHICS is to make the Senegalese CNERS an agent of change in the application of gendered perspectives in social and health research in West Africa. By incorporating gender mainstreaming in its governance and its review and inspection processes, the CNERS can take the lead as a National Ethics Committee pursuing gender equality and promoting means of achieving it across West Africa.
Coordinator: Dr. Guillermo Martinez Perez
Duration: August 2019 - July 2021
Funder: European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)