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.
Dr. Baldwyn Torto, a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), an organic chemist and principal scientist at the International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, Kenya, has been selected as one of the plenary speakers at the 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA.
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.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a new Grand Challenge: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development. This challenge focuses on new measurement tools and new combinations of approaches to ensure all children thrive – that they not only survive, but also have the chance to live healthy productive lives.
Dr Nkosazana Zuma, the chairperson of the African Union Commission on Monday officiated the graduation of the first batch of the Pan African University graduates at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a new Grand Challenge: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development. This challenge focuses on how to effectively reach and empower the most vulnerable women and girls to improve health and development – including economic – outcomes as well as gender equality.
Ebola virus has infected thousands of people in West Africa. The alert has been sounded by the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and the world is scrambling to respond to curtail further suffering and bring this epidemic under control. As President Obama said yesterday at the United Nations:
The African Academy of Sciences fraternity members has expressed sadness and deep shock at the news of the passing away of Professor Paulus Gerdes, a Mozambican and a Fellow of AAS. Professor Paulus Gerdes was a world class ethnomathematician and former Vice President of AAS for Southern Africa.
In 2011, the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) had 183 fellows, and only three of them – less than 2% – were women. The Academy saw this as a serious problem that needed to be addressed without delay at all.
Applications are now open for the two prestigious international awards of the Polymer Processing Society.
Global university rankings measure how universities perform based on a range of indicators. The most influential ones focus heavily on research, using criteria such as academic reputation surveys and citations in international or high-impact journals. These criteria are general for all universities and not necessarily context-specific. However, the different contexts within which universities find themselves should place another layer of responsibility or criteria to measure the influence of these institutions.
Professor Wandera Ogana, a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has been elected the President of the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), for the period 2015 – 2018. He becomes the first African to hold this position.