The African Academy of Sciences and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) ​Agency will on 10 September launch the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA).

AESA, a funding platform for developing science strategies and funding research in Africa, has been established with the support of the Wellcome Trust, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Up to 200 high profile guests from African embassies, pan African research organisations, philanthropic organisations and the media are expected to attend the event, where two new grants programmes will be announced.

A panel discussion on the topic, Harnessing global and local partnerships: the future of R&D in Africa will also be held at the launch of AESA. A panel of eminent leading African policymakers, leading scientists, business and youth leaders will discuss and debate topics that include the needs for domestic financing for R&D programmes in Africa.

Two new grant programmes for Africa will also be announced at the event by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust

Download this file   AESA Launch Programme

Download this file   Information Sheet AESA Launch