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Scientists to champion use of evidence by African governments 

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The African Academy for Sciences (The AAS) and the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) are launching a two-year programme to promote the systematic use of evidence in policymaking in Africa. The Evidence Leaders in...
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Africa’s future scientific leaders

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Together with the Royal Society, we hosted 30 early career scientists for the Future Leaders – African Independent Research (FLAIR) induction workshop on 4-5 April in Naivasha, Kenya. The picturesque environment in Naivasha provided a...
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The African Academy of Sciences and Royal Society announce the African recipients of £25M FLAIR scheme

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Up to 30 early career African scientists get £300,000 (US$391,500) each over 2 years. Scheme supports African citizens establishing an independent research career on the continent African researchers using their expertise to address the...
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Africa needs a heavy dose of investment in genomics research

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For several months, my friend’s father lay helpless in one of Nairobi’s premier hospitals. There was no clear diagnosis. At one point, the attending doctor suggested he was suffering from psychosomatic pain. In other words...
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African Academy of Sciences and the South African Medical Research Council tackle antimicrobial resistance in Africa

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29 March 2018 | Nairobi, Kenya & Cape Town, South Africa | The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) today announced an investment of $2 million to fund...
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The AAS hosts the European Research Council President Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

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ERC President Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon and European Union Representatives visit Nairobi to champion opportunities for research cooperation between Europe and AfricaToday, representatives of the European Union and European Research Council (ERC) President Professor Jean-Pierre Bourguignon...

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Needed: Pan-African scientific inventions

The Herald, Zimbabwe, 17 September 2015

Africa: Sino-Africa Scientific Cooperation On the Right Track - Officials

AllAfrica, United States, 16 September 2015

Africa urged to up research budget

The Citizen, Tanzania, 16 September 2015

Closing the research gap between Africa and the rest of the world

The Conversation, United States, 16 September 2015

African scientists get Sh7b boost for research

Standard Digital, Kenya, 12 September 2015

Africa launches initiative to spur research

News Ghana, Ghana, 11 September 2015