20Jan 2017

Precision Public Health report

On 7 October 2016, the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation held a roundtable on Precision Public Health in Africa. This session, held at the Sheraton Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, brought together African researchers policy makers and funders...

06Dec 2016

AAS/AMU Symposium on Current Research Trends in Mathematical Sciences

The International Symposium and Pre-Symposium on "Current Research Trends in Mathematical Sciences and Applications" organised by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Africam mathematical Union (AMU) were hosted by ECOWAS and NMC-UNESCO Chair on Mathematics in Abuja from 3rd - 20th May 2016. The Symposium closed with various...

01Dec 2016

Donation US$400,000 from Kevin Marsh, winner of the Al-Sumait Prize

AAS receives a donation US$400,000 from Kevin Marsh, winner of the Al-Sumait Prize 2016 Nairobi, Kenya, 2 December 2016 – Globally renowned Kenyan based scientist, Prof Kevin Marsh, who recently won the Al-Sumait Prize has announced that he is donating the prize money of US$1 million to support African...

18Nov 2016

Launch of Grand Challenges Africa Grants

Immediate release 17 November Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa to Ignite Innovation in Africa With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, AESA will commit US$ 7 Million in innovation grants to catalyse pioneering research to achieve health and development outcomes   Nairobi, Kenya, 17...

17Oct 2016

AAS Senior Adviser wins US$ 1 million prize

Prof Kevin Marsh, the African Academy of Sciences Senior Advisor, has won the prestigious USS$1 million Al Sumait Prize for his efforts to control and eradicate malaria, which impacts the health of hundreds of millions of African children. The Board of Trustees of the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development announced...