• The African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya
    The African Academy of Sciences, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Section of participants at the workshop on “Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine”
    Section of participants at the workshop on “Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine”
  • Prof Berhanu Abegaz, Executive Director, AAS receives an award on behalf of AAS from the Sudanese Delegation the workshop on “Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine”
    Prof Berhanu Abegaz, Executive Director, AAS receives an award on behalf of AAS from the Sudanese Delegation the workshop on “Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine”
  • Sections of Participants give Stem Cell and regenerative medicine a shot in the laboratory
    Sections of Participants give Stem Cell and regenerative medicine a shot in the laboratory
  • AAS appoints Prof Kevin Marsh Senior Advisor
    AAS appoints Prof Kevin Marsh Senior Advisor
  • President honurs AAS Fellow Prof Makinde with Nigeria National Award 2014
    President honurs AAS Fellow Prof Makinde with Nigeria National Award 2014
  • AAS secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya
    AAS secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Prof Quarriasha wins 2014 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize
    Prof Quarriasha wins 2014 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize
  • Latest IPICS meeting held at the AAS Headquarters
    Latest IPICS meeting held at the AAS Headquarters
  • AAS Fellow Prof Wandera Ogana Elected as President of IMU Commission
    AAS Fellow Prof Wandera Ogana Elected as President of IMU Commission
  • AAS mourns Professor Gerdes
    AAS mourns Professor Gerdes
  • Dr. Baldwyn Torto selected to speak at 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology
    Dr. Baldwyn Torto selected to speak at 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology

In brief

AAS Fellow Prof Wandera Ogana Elected as President of IMU Commission

Professor Wandera Ogana, a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has been elected the President of the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC), a commission of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), for the period 2015 – 2018. He becomes the first African to hold this position.  

AAS mourns Professor Gerdes

The African Academy of Sciences fraternity members has expressed sadness and deep shock at the news of the passing away of Professor Paulus Gerdes, a Mozambican and a Fellow of AAS. Professor Paulus Gerdes was a world class ethnomathematician and former Vice President of AAS for Southern Africa.

AAS President, Executive Director lead Fellows to congratulate Prof Quarriasha for winning awards

The President of the African Academy of Sciences Prof Aderemi Kuku on Sunday congratulated Prof Quarriasha Abdool Kareem for being awarded the 2014 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize and Foreign Associateship of the Institute of Medicine of the USA National Academy of Sciences.

African Universities should Prioritize Research for Development

Global university rankings measure how universities perform based on a range of indicators. The most influential ones focus heavily on research, using criteria such as academic reputation surveys and citations in international or high-impact journals. These criteria are general for all universities and not necessarily context-specific. However, the different contexts within which universities find themselves should place another layer of responsibility or criteria to measure the influence of these institutions.

Dr. Baldwyn Torto selected to speak at 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology

Dr. Baldwyn Torto, a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), an organic chemist and principal scientist at the International Centre of Insect Physiology Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, Kenya, has been selected as one of the plenary speakers at the 2016 XXV International Congress of Entomology to be held in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development

Ebola virus has infected thousands of people in West Africa. The alert has been sounded by the governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and the world is scrambling to respond to curtail further suffering and bring this epidemic under control. As President Obama said yesterday at the United Nations:

Grand Challenges: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development

The Bill Melinda Gates Foundation is launching a new Grand Challenge: Creating and Measuring Integrated Solutions for Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development. This challenge focuses on new measurement tools and new combinations of approaches to ensure all children thrive – that they not only survive, but also have the chance to live healthy productive lives.

Message from AAS President

I am very happy to report that we did have our Governing Council (GC) meeting on July 24-25 2014, during which we took so many decisions that will propel AAS to greater heights...(click on photo to read the rest of the message)

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