The African Science Academy Development Initiative -- The African Science Academy Development Initiative of the U.S. National Academies directly engages African academies of science in building their capacity to provide independent, evidence-based advice to their governments and countries on health-related matters. Audio (MP3)

Interview with Yaye Kène Gassama Dia, Minister of Scientific Research of Senegal, who delivered the official opening speech. Audio (MP3)

Interview with Narciso Matos, executive director, Foundation for Community Development, Mozambique, keynote speaker. Audio (MP3)

Interview with Moctar Touré, founding member of the National Academy of Sciences and Technologies of Senegal. Audio (MP3)

Interview with Jean-Marc Fleury, executive director of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ), and Diran Onifade, a Nigerian television news correspondent and WFSJ vice president. Audio (MP3)

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Interview with Benson Engr Ajisegiri of Nigeria's Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources on water issues facing sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria in particular.Audio (MP3)

Interview with Gerald Keusch, Boston University School of Public Health, on relationship between lack of clean water and diarrhea, which kills hundreds of thousands of children each year in sub-Saharan Africa. Audio (MP3)

Interview with Eiman Karar, director, Water Resources Management, South African Water Research Commission. Audio (MP3)

Interview with Paul Mugambi, president of the Ugandan National Academy of Sciences. Audio (MP3)

Interview with Gabriel Ogunmula, immediate past president of the Nigerian Academy of Sciences. Audio (MP3)

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