An institution or consortium of institutions is currently sought to act as a Quality Assurance Provider (QAP) for the DfID-funded Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) programme. The QAP will provide expertise and advice on the scientific outputs of CIRCLE and help a select group of African HEIs assess and develop their strategic and organisational framework for conducting research into the science and impact of climate change.
Calestous Juma, a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences will receive a Lifetime Africa Achievement Prize (LAAP) for his leadership in socioeconomic development in Africa. The award will be presented to Juma in Nigeria on Oct. 10 by the Millennium Excellence Foundation.
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.
AAS has four categories of Fellowships:
2. Associate Fellows
3. Honorary Fellows
4. Affiliate Members.
The African Academy of Sciences has appointed Prof Kevin Marsh as Senior Advisor to the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) --- a platform to leverage funding for science and research in Africa.
Kevin Marsh is a Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford but has been based in Kenya for the last 25 years where he was Director of the KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme until August this year.
The Secretariat of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has released the latest issue of the "Science*Policy*Africa" newsletter (see and download attachment).
The African Academy of Sciences lauds efforts by the medical and social scientists from around Africa and the world who are battling the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) to save lives especially in three worst affected countries of Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
The Ebola outbreak threatens to reverse real and positive gains that have been achieved over the last decade on the continent in public health and disease control.
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 President of Nigeria Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan decorated and awarded Prof. Oluwole Daniel Makinde, a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences with a Nigeria National Honour Award.
Fellows of the African Academy of Sciences have continued to mourn one of their own, Prof Ali Mazrui who passed away last week in a New York Hospital in the US where he had been based. Here are some excerpts:
The African Academy of Sciences mourns the passing on of Professor Ali Mazrui, a renowned Kenyan scholar, Political Scientist and a Fellow of the Academy. His death is not only a loss to the immediate family, but a loss to many, all over the world, that he so much touched and influenced by his incisive mind.
Representatives from International Council for Science (ICSU) 120 National Members and 31 Scientific Unions attending the 31st General Assembly in New Zealand have elected Prof Daya Batmanathan Reddy as the future President of the ICSU. Prof Reddy will take over from the current ICSU President, Gordon McBean, in October 2017.