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.
The Royal Society, in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID), has opened the second round of applications for Programme Grants as part of its Royal Society - DFID Africa Capacity Building Initiative.
Applications are invited in three priority areas:
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.
The UN Secretary-General has appointed Romain Murenzi, a Fellow of the African Academy of Science and Executive Director of The World Academy of Sciences in Trieste, Italy as the Chair of the High-level Panel to study the scope and functions of a proposed new “technology bank”.
African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has undertaken a joint initiative with NEPAD to launch a new funding platform based within the academy called Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).
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 recently at the United Nations:
Reporting to: The Executive Director with functional reporting to the AESA Director and serving as a member of the Executive Management Team
Finance and Admin Manager, Communications/IT Officer, Facilities Manager.
Job purpose: The Director will work within the AAS IHQ office in Nairobi, Kenya and its existing senior leadership and international partners to develop, implement and direct a new pan-African programme management platform for the long-term sustainable development of scientific research excellence, leadership and innovation to improve the lives of those most in need. The major focus will initially be global health and development impact in Africa.
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.
Few women are participating in development of science and technology in Africa compared with advanced countries where the ratio is almost one to one. But, according to Prof Francisca NnekaOkeke (see photo), African women should be encouraged to be fully involved in this assignment.
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.