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InterAcademies Council
Enhancing the Capacity of African Science Academies
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InterAcademies Council
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September 30, 2015
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2014

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  • Appendix F: The ASADI Timeline

     

    2003

    May: Proposal Submitted

    2004

    March: Develop criteria for selection of members on Board on African Science Academy Development (BASAD)

    April: Press Release announcing program

    April – May: 10 Board members nominated and approved

    May: Seven African Science Academies contacted for potential intense partnership (8 including the regional African Academy of Sciences)

    June: First Board of ASADI (BASAD) meeting

    Summer/Fall: Board members visit each of the national and regional academies to determine intense partnership countries

    November: Select Program Partners at BASAD Meeting

    2005

    January: Inform Academies chosen for intense partnerships

    February – March: Board staff visit the intense partnership science academies of Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda

    March: Planning session for first annual meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

    March: Academy Fellowship Program implemented

    March: Joint Study Implementation and Ongoing Training

    October: Senior Staff Training Session (invited representatives from primary partners to attend IOM’s Forum on Microbial Threats and to discuss evidence-based policy advice in the African context)

    November: Annual Conference: Nairobi, Kenya; focus: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

    November: Stakeholder meetings to increase visibility of the academies

    2006

    February: Stakeholder meetings to increase visibility of the academies

    February: InterAcademy Advisory Panel (IAAP) developed to engage input and participation by all academies in Douala, Cameroon

    February: Planning Meeting with leadership of Cameroon Academy of sciences for annual conference

    February: Royal Dutch Academy hosted a capacity building event for African science academies

    February – March: USNAS staff facilitated strategic planning sessions with the academies of Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, and the African Academy of Sciences

    March: UK Royal Society hosted a capacity building event for African science academies

    November: Annual Conference: Yaounde, Cameroon; focus: Food Security

    November: ASSAf Symposium on Evidence-Based Practices

    Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Rockefeller Foundation

    2007

    March: Program Officer Training, Washington DC

    May: Media Workshop

    May: ASADI Forum on Evidence-Based Health Policy

    September: Program Financial Staff Retreat, Kenya

    November: Annual Conference: Dakar, Senegal; Focus: Water and Health 

    Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: World Bank and US Department of State

    2008

    March: African Science Academy staff training, Uganda

    April: Leadership Summit (Governance Training) for Council Members, Washington, D.C. 

    September: Program Financial Staff Retreat, South Africa

    November: Learning collaborative session for members and staff of African Academies

    November: Annual Conference: London, UK; focus: Sponsor Mobilization

    Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Royal Society UK; UK’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST); Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

    2009

    Mid-Term Review

    September: Program Officer Training, Washington, DC

    November: Annual Conference: Accra, Ghana; focus: Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Africa – Address given by Kofi Annan

    Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; MARS; UNICEF; Save the Children

    2010

    November: Annual Conference: Cape Town, South Africa; focus: Access to Energy

    Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals; United States Department of State; World Health Organization; Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Gates Foundation (separate from ASADI Grant funds)

    2011

    January: Ethiopia and Cameroon elevated to intense partnerships

    February: Academy of Science for South Africa (ASSAf) “graduates” from the ASADI program

    November: Annual Conference: Kampala, Uganda; focus: Aid Effectiveness

    November: Online international database of leading African scientists pilot launched

    Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Rockefeller Foundation; PATH MVI; Gates Foundation (separate from ASADI grants); UNAIDS, GAVI; the African Development Bank; IrishAID; and the Uganda AIDS Commission; Shuttleworth Foundation; the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust; the InterAcademy Panel (IAP) and the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC); and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through NASAC

    2012

    ASSAf assumes role of regional mentor, advisor, and partner for emerging academies of science in the SADC region (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mauritius, and Zambia) through establishment of SASADI (the Southern African Science Academy Development Initiative)

    November: Annual Conference: Lagos, Nigeria; focus: Climate Change

    Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Rockefeller Foundation, Ecobank Bank

    2013

    February: Nigerian Academy of Science “graduates” from ASADI

    November: Annual Conference: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; focus: Biotechnology for Africa’s Development

    2014

    August: Africa Summit: Symposium on Science, Technology, and Innovation for Africa, Washington DC

    November: Annual Conference: Kampala, Uganda; focus: Country Ownership of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals