The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) is an Africa-wide scientific organisation,with a view to honouring internationally renowned African scientists and also to encourage the development of the research and technology base throughout Africa.The membership has since then been extended to scientists from other continents.
The AAS was founded in 1985 in Trieste, Italy with 33 scientists as the founding fellows. The membership has over the years grown tremendeously and now stands at 250, covering 36 African countries and also includes 8 Associate Fellows from England, Germany, Denmark, India, USA and Italy. The Academy has two Honoray Fellows
A major stakeholder’s workshop on microscience has kicked off on Wednesday 15th May 2010 at the AAS secretariat to discuss the introduction of microscience kits for teaching science in Kenya. The workshop which brings together stakeholders in the Science and Education sector in Kenya including the Ministry of Education, Universities, Research Institutes, the private sector has been organized by the African Academy of Sciences in collaboration with the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) and the International Organisation for Chemistry in Development (IOCD)
24 Scientists from across various fields and countries have been admitted to the AAS Fellowship. The 24 are the successful nominees from an original list of 54 who were nominated to become Fellows of the Academy in the year 2012.
The 24 scientists were taken through a rigorous nomination process which normally begins by nomination by an existing AAS Fellow, after which the Membership Advisory Committees (MACs) review the applications and forward their recommendation on each candidate to the Governing Council. The Governing Council reviews and approves the recommendations of the MACs, then forwards the names of successful candidates for all AAS fellows to elect them by casting their votes. Candidates who are voted by the majority of the Fellows are then elected as Fellows of AAS.
Whydah Volume 17 has been released. The theme of this edition is engineering education in Africa and focuses on the training needs for engineers on the African Continent.
Also in this edition you will enjoy reading a lot of news and information articles on science in Africa. You will also get the faces the men and women who were admitted as new Fellows of AAS in 2013 as well as get anouncements on various upcoming prizes, calls for conferences and proposals. download a full version of the newsletter below
The African Academy of Science and Elsevier publishers are pleased to announce the joint hosting of a workshop to discuss “Open Access in Africa.” This workshop comes on on the 30 April 201w at the African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya.
This one day conference on Open Access will discuss issues, new developments and ways to move forward with Open Access in Africa.