All project partners will be requested to facilitate the execution of the projects direct financial and indirect in-kind contribution, the former being in a form of project sponsorship fees.
Project-level partners can participate in working groups on our projects and on projects at the C4IR Network. Project partners will have the option to sit on the advisory committees for their respective priority areas, which will guide and monitor the development of the portfolio and its projects. Project partners will also be encouraged to actively participate in the co-development of technology governance frameworks and, specifically, to facilitate the piloting of frameworks and policies. Project-level partners may enjoy certain membership benefits afforded to full partners, depending on the contribution agreed upon as part of the project contract.
The strength of the C4IR South Africa lies in multi-stakeholder-driven co-development of frameworks and policies. Participants in policy and framework development and piloting will be drawn from a broad spectrum, including government, the private sector and civil society participants with a vested interest in the ethical, sustainable and responsible implementation of technologies that have both economic and societal benefit for the country, region and ultimately the continent.
The C4IR South Africa is open to partners and projects from science councils, civil society, public and private sectors. Partners must agree to share resources that support the Centre’s operations, including knowhow, brand and funding.