The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is an Africa-wide scientific organisation,with a view to honouring internationally renowned African scientists and also to encourage the development of the research and technology base throughout Africa.The membership has since then been extended to scientists from other continents.
The AAS was founded in 1985 in Trieste, Italy with 33 members as the founding fellows. The membership has over the years grown tremendeously and now stands at 233, covering 36 African countries and also includes 12 Associate Fellows
The quarterly newsletter of AAS, "Science*Policy*Africa" Vol 18 No. 2 for June 2014 is out.
This Strategic Plan is a roadmap of AAS over the next five years, towards 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. It will also guide the relationship between AAS and its key stakeholders, who include the Academy’s Fellows, partnering organizations and policy makers.
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced it is working together with the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), an Africa-wide scientific organization that aims to encourage the development of research and technology throughout Africa, on a joint initiative to support African researchers’ drive for quality research output.
Science teachers are vital contributors to socio-economic development. Developing the competence of science teachers should, therefore, be a priority. In every country there is recognition of this common imperative but how best to achieve this remains debatable.
The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for Sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) announces the call for nomination of suitable candidates for the 2014 TWAS Young Affiliates.