13Mar 2017

African Academy of Sciences names Dr Tom Kariuki Interim Executive Director

African Academy of Sciences names Dr Tom Kariuki Interim Executive Director and bids farewell to Professor Berhanu Abegaz Immediate release 13 March 2017 Nairobi, Kenya- The Governing Council of the African Academy of Science (AAS) has appointed Dr Tom Kariuki as Interim Executive Director, to serve from 7 March 2017 until...

08Feb 2017

AAS programme intensifies support for research tackling climate change

PRESS RELEASE – AAS programme intensifies support for research tackling climate change African researchers selected to study ways to combat climate research Nairobi, Kenya, 8 February 2017–  The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) have selected 37 African researchers for the third cohort...

24Jan 2017

R10 million to support innovative health technologies in Africa

24 January 2017 | Cape Town  Prominent research and development agencies have formed an intra – African collaboration in an effort to fund, conduct and facilitate research projects that will effectively target the continent’s shared challenges in the area of maternal, neonatal and child health (MNCH). Estimates show that...

17Nov 2016

AESA to Ignite Innovation in Africa

Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa to Ignite Innovation in Africa Immediate release 17 November 2016 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...

14Nov 2016

Using gene drive approaches

Using gene drives On 11 October 2016 the African Academy of Sciences and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) convened a roundtable discussion on the potential of gene drive technology for malaria control. The roundtable brought together scientists from across Africa with expertise in infectious diseases,...