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 members as the founding fellows. The membership has over the years grown tremendeously and now stands at 233, covering 36 African countries and also includes 12 Associate Fellows
(NAIROBI, KENYA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA- October 8, 2013). Today the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) released the first major report on African engagement on the controversial topic of solar geoengineering (also known as solar radiation management or SRM).
The Department for International Development (DFID) has approved a 5-year climate impact research capacity building programme for sub-Saharan Africa called “Climate Impacts Research Capacity and Leadership Enhancement (CIRCLE)”. CIRCLE will cost £4.85 million and will strengthen institutional research in addition to providing 100 research fellowships from 2013 - 2018. The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) will be implementing this project.
The Governing Council of the African Academy of Sciences at its 28 Meeting held at the AAS Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya, approved the change of name of the AAS Newsletter from WHYDAH to “SCIENCE * POLICY * AFRICA” to reflect the content and message that the newsletter carries.
TRIESTE, Italy – The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), a leading voice for science in developing countries, has unveiled a new website design that puts a sharp focus on the fellowships, research grants and other opportunities that it offers to researchers. The Revamped Site Offers New Focus, New Tools for Science in the Developing World