Africa produces just 1.1% of global scientific knowledge - but change is coming
9. Africa produces just 1.1% of global scientific knowledge - but change is coming
By Tom Kariuki
AESA (the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa), of which I am the director, has been founded by the African Academy of Sciences and the African Union’s New Partnership for African Development as a body that will award research grants to African universities, advise them on financial best practice and develop a science strategy for Africa. Our vision is to make research an attractive, recognised career option in Africa, creating scientists who stay in the continent and can win their own grants to address local problems.