The workshop on "Training and Mentoring African Scientists in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research" was organized and convened by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS) and the Indian National Science Academy (INSA) in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2014. It was sponsored by IAP - the Global Network of Science Academies, as well as the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) and the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).