AESA is committed to supporting the development of science, technology and
innovation (STI) programmes in Africa. We are focused on supporting the
best minds, working in conducive research environments, to design and implement
programs that produce quality, relevant data, and innovations that have the potential
to impact health and developmental challenges on the continent and globally.
The Climate Impact Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE) is a programme to develop the skills and research results for early career African researchers in the field of climate change.
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Grand Challenges Africa promotes Africa-led scientific innovations to help countries better achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by awarding seed and full grants to the continent’s most impressive innovators. Current priorities include maternal, neonatal and child health, anti-microbial resistance, biomedical engineering and key areas of infectious diseases and NCDs.
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The Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS) Africa is a programme led by AESA to develop world-class researchers and scientific leaders in Africa who will conduct cutting-edge health research in infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), population and public health.
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The Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) initiative aims to facilitate a contemporary research approach to the study of genomics and environmental determinants of common diseases with the goal of improving the health of African populations. H3Africa programes are focused on infectious diseases and NCDs including kidney disease, sickle cell anaemia, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke to lay the foundation for precision and genomic medicine in Africa.
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AESA is leading the African Academy of Sciences’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) efforts to implement capacity building, mentorship and networking programmes that promote scientific research and ensure that higher education systems are equipped to meet the demand for STEM education.
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The AESA-RISE Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme is a scheme to support the training of postdoctoral researchers in Africa.
The AESA-RISE Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme will build on the foundation of the Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE), which has for a decade prepared PhD- and masters-level scientists and engineers in sub-Saharan Africa through competitively selected, university-based research and teaching networks, to respond to an urgent need to increase the number of researchers in Africa.
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The Africa Science Desk is a project to build the capacity of science journalism in Africa. Over a two-year period, the African Academy of Sciences, the African Federation of Science Journalists and the South African Science Journalists Association through the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will provide funding to journalists in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa to produce science stories aimed at local or global news markets. At the AAS, the Africa Science Desk will be implemented through the AAS and the NEPAD Agency’s Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa, an agenda setting and funding platform.
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