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Prof. Lee Yee Cheong (right) makes a point to Ugandan Academy President Professor Paul Edward Mugambi (left). Pieter W.B. Kruger is center.

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Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, former Ugandan Vice President, speaks about women and science.

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Prof. Mohamed Hassan is the president of African Academy of Sciences and executive director of the Third World Academy of Sciences

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Prof. Njidda H. Gadzama (left) speaks with Ayo Olukanni (right).

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Senior media relations officer for the U.S. National Academies VaneƩ Vines

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Hon. Dr. Myk Gassama-Dia speaks at a tea break.

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Prof. Miriam Were (left) talks to Dr. Enriqueta Bond (right)

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Prof. Gideon B. A. Okelo reviews his notes.

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Prof. Alhaji Umaru Shehu (right) talks to participants.

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Participants talk during a break

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Pat Cuff, from the American Institute of Medicine, (left) talks during lunch.

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Participants take notes and suggestions.

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Animated discussions abound.

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Prof. Isaac O. Nyambok (right) speaks to participants.

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Talking over tea.

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