01Sep 2017

Africa Science Desk

AAS provides funding to build Africa’s science journalism capacity Science journalism project to be implemented with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Nairobi, Kenya, 1 September–The African Academy of Sciences today launches a project to provide funding for building the capacity of science journalists and improving...

25Aug 2017

Call to support the creation of an Africa Synchrotron project

Africa is the only continent other than the Antarctica without a synchrotron light source. Building one would be crucial for supporting efforts to reduce the continent’s high disease burden and to overcome some of its developmental challenges. In fact, with a light source the continent can becompetitive socially, politically and economically...

15Aug 2017

New Executive Director

Immediate release 15 August 2017 AAS announces appointment of new Executive Director   Nairobi, Kenya, 15 August 2017   The African Academy of Sciences Governing Council is today announcing the appointment of Prof Nelson Torto, a prolific analytical chemist, as its Executive Director with effect from 14 August 2017....

27Jun 2017

AAS elects new members of the Governing Council

Immediate release 27 June 2017 AAS elects new members of the Governing Council   Nairobi, Kenya, 27 June 2017 The African Academy of Sciences is today inaugurating a new Governing Council led by prominent scientist Prof Felix Dapare Dakora who will be President of the Academy for a three-year...

14Jun 2017

Calls to endorse African space sciences initiative

Call to endorse Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences Research groups in Planetary and Space Sciences are now emerging in Africa, but remain scattered and underfunded. To elevate planetary and space science across the entire African continent, we propose the Africa Initiative for Planetary and Space Sciences, an idea...