The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is a pan-African organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, that recognises individuals who have reached the highest level of excellence in their field of expertise and have made contributions to the advancement of the field in the continent. These individuals are recognised on merit and designated as Fellows of the Academy. There are about 340 AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows who are proven science, technology and innovation leaders, policy advisors and thinkers most of whom live and work throughout the continent. The Academy also gives prizes, funds research that is relevant to Africa’s challenges, and works with policymakers to develop science strategies in line with its three focal areas: recognising excellence; implementing science, technology and innovation programmes and providing think-tank functions. The AAS’ six priority science, technology and innovation areas are climate change; health and Wellbeing; STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics); water and sanitation; food security and nutritional wellbeing and sustainable energy.
PostedMay 19, 2015
UpdatedMay 19, 2015
PostedApril 8, 2015
UpdatedApril 8, 2015
The African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has endorsed the establishment of the "Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA)" - a platform created by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the NEPAD Agency. This pan-African platform offers an opportunity for the long-term development of research leadership, scientific excellence and innovation that impact on Africa’s developmental challenges.
PostedJanuary 22, 2015
UpdatedJanuary 22, 2015
Click here for the African Academy of Sciences' Strategic Plan 2013-2018.