on the Value of Academies
At ASADI IV in London, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, a member of the Parliament of Uganda and its Committee on Science and Technology, delivered a speech entitled "Why Would a Government Want Independent Advice?"
Declaration of Dakar
Participants at the ASADI III conference in Senegal called for continued efforts to improve the scientific basis for policy decisions, especially those related to managing water resources and preventing waterborne diseases. Read the Declaration of Dakar.
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Aug. 7 Symposium on Innovation and Impact - Fostering New Partnerships to Facilitate Africa's Development
The U.S. National Academies, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and National Research Foundation of South Africa will host a forum to explore new and innovative ways to support science, technology, and innovation aimed at advancing economic growth and development in Africa. The forum will bring together leaders of development banks, foundations, and corporations with many academic experts from across Africa, including the leaders of several African science academies that have been participating in the African Science Academy Development Initiative.
Aug. 5 Symposium on Science, Technology, and Innovation for Development in Africa
The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine hosted a symposium on science, technology, and innovation (STI) in Africa at the time of President Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit.
"Hosting the annual meeting of African science academies three years after our own academy was established is an honor, and provides us a unique opportunity to raise awareness of how academies can provide policy advice on a national as well as continental scale."
Professor Demissie Habte, president, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences
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