The TWAS-DFG Cooperation Visits Programme provides postdoctoral researchers who have obtained their PhD not earlier than 2010 and are from sub-Saharan Africa, including South Africa, with the opportunity to make a 'Cooperation Visit' to an institute in Germany. Such visits will have a duration of no more than three months and must be undertaken within 12 months of the award.
The African Union Commission late January jointly presented to AAS Fellows Prof. Salim S Abdool Karim of South Africa and Prof. Kofané Timoléon Crépin from Cameroon the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Continental Scientific Awards 2014 Edition.
AAS has four categories of Fellowships:
2. Associate Fellows
3. Honorary Fellows
4. Affiliate Members.
FELLOWS – are elected from among active African scientists residing in Africa or elsewhere (including those in the diaspora) and who have attained the highest international standards and/or who have made significant contributions to the development and application of science, technology and innovation in Africa.
On 14 January 2015, the South African Association of Botanists (SAAB) awarded the prestigious SAAB Gold Medal to Professor Ben-Erik van Wyk, Research Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Johannesburg. The Gold Medal is the highest honour made by the SAAB and is awarded only to exceptional candidates on the basis of outstanding research and significant contributions to Botany. The medal has now been awarded for the 13th time in 47 years.
The quarterly newsletter of AAS, "Science*Policy*Africa" Vol 18 No. 4 for December 2014 is out.
Over the past five decades, post-colonial African countries have struggled to break loose from the trap of poverty and underdevelopment through the adoption of various development strategies. However only a few countries such as Mauritius and Botswana have been able to achieve relatively high human development. Majority of the countries in Africa are classified as having low development based on the United Nations Human Development Index
This Strategic Plan is the roadmap that is to guide the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) over the next five years. It aims at enhancing the role of the Academy as a key partner and leader in Africa’s sustainable development.
This Plan outlines the interventions, programmes, activities and projected outcomes of AAS.
Biotechonology Research Institute (BRI) in collaboration with Yale University (School of Public Helath, Institute for Biospehric Studies and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) invites applications for a geospatial analysis workshop. to be held on June 1 - 6, 2015 at TRC Campus in Muguga Kenya. BRI, formally Trypanosomiasis Research Centre (TRC), is one of the 16 main Institutes of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organisation (KALRO).
Environment and Health Symposium
Jointly held by the: Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS), Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences (GAAS) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
Dr. Calestous Juma, a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences is set to give a public talk at the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi on Monday March 2, 2015.
Has the health and educational systems in the Arab North as well as the Middle East deteriorated and if so to what extent? The article shows how the governments in the region should strive against brain drain as it costs huge amounts of money to train a single productive professional.
According to statistics 4.8% of population in the Arab world is now over 65 and only 1.2% are over seventy.