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...

25Aug 2016

Prof Makawiti appointed Ag Treasurer of the AAS

The African Academy of Sciences’ Governing Council has unanimously appointed Prof Dominic Makawiti to serve as the Acting Treasurer of the Academy.  Professor Makawiti is Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Nairobi.  He is distinguished scientist with an illustrious career with rich experiences in research, leadership and management. ...

20Jul 2016

Promoting collaborative research in Africa

This film by the African Academy of Sciences and International Foundation for Science describes why collaborative research in important for Africa. The film, which was produced with the support of the Carnegie Corporation, also details an initiative piloted by the IFS to promote collaborative research.   @@MEDIA-578f3a0697413@@

20Jul 2016

Professor Philippe Rasoanaivo dies

It is with great sorrow that we announce the untimely death of Professor Philippe Rasoanaivo on Wednesday 13 July 2016 from a heart attack. Prof Philippe Rasoanaivo, a phytochemist from Madagascar, won the 2015 Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for using traditional medicine to improve efficacy of existing drugs for brain...