Harnessing Science, Engineering, and Medicine to Address Africa’s Challenges

Project Status
Ongoing
March 06, 2018
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Events
  • Nov152018
    Nov 15 2018 - Nov 16 2018 Harnessing SEM in Africa Final Working Group Meeting
    IAP-Research’s three-year project “Harnessing Science, Engineering and Medicine to Address Africa's Challenges” will conclude in early 2019 and will hold a final working group meeting in Benin, immediately following the Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA) in ...
    Cotonou
  • Nov172017
    Nov 17 2017 - Nov 18 2017 Third Working Group Meeting
    In parallel with its sister project on global policymaking, IAP-Research’s three-year project “Harnessing SEM to address Africa’s challenges” is progressing well, as it explores how African academies can better support the implementation of the SDGs and the continental plan ...
    Abuja
  • Jul162017
    Jul 16 2017 - Jul 18 2017 Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies Making science "cool" again
    Robin Crewe, Peter Fritz and Tracey Elliott represented the IAP/Carnegie projects at the  3rd Worldwide Meeting of Young Academies  (WWMYA) and, preceding this, the SA Young Academy’s (SAYAS)  Annual Young Scientist Conference . These brought together more than 60 ...
    Johannesburg
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At-a-Glance
The IAP for Research is undertaking a three year project that is framed around Africa’s efforts to deliver the global SDGs, the priorities under STISA 2024 and the NASAC Strategic Plan.
Key Contacts

The IAP for Research, in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), and supported by Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), is undertaking a three year project that is framed around Africa’s efforts to deliver the global SDGs, the priorities under STISA 2024 and the NASAC Strategic Plan. There is wide recognition that science, engineering, and medicine are critical to sustaining and building on the positive momentum that has been achieved in Africa. Currently, the research output of African Union member nations is small but is growing at rates similar to emerging science leaders such as Brazil, India and China. Despite encouraging progress in some areas and in some countries, Africa continues to face severe challenges in improving education, strengthening infrastructure, ensuring food security and access to sustainable water resources, building resilience to natural disasters and climate change, and combatting infectious diseases, among others.

The project, led by a working group co-chaired by Professor Robin Crewe, Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Scholarship at the University of Pretoria, and Professor Oyewale Tomori, President of the Nigerian Academy of Science, will engage African and non-African leaders in science, engineering and medicine, African governments, bodies such as the United Nations and the African Union, the global donor community, industry, and other stakeholders in activities that demonstrate the value of independent academy science-policy advice, with the ultimate goal of ensuring sustainability of national investment of science and technology.  

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