This globe image is composed of the flags of the seven African nations participating in the African Science Academy Development Initiative. The science academies of Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa were chosen as the initial focal points for the effort. In addition, strategic-planning grants will be given to the science academies of Cameroon, Senegal, Ghana, and Kenya, as well as the regional African Academy of Sciences.
   
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Dr. Enriqueta Bond

Dr. Enriqueta Bond

Chair of the Board on African Science Academy Development, USA

Enriqueta Bond is President of the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, an independent private foundation whose mission is to advance the medical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. Dr. Bond received her undergraduate degree in zoology and physiology from Wellesley College, her master's degree in biology and genetics from the University of Virginia, and her Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemical genetics from Georgetown University. Dr. Bond served as the Executive Officer for the Institute of Medicine from 1989 to 1994 before serving as president of the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund (July 1994-present). In addition to her current position, she has also served on the Board of Health Sciences Policy at the Institute of Medicine, the Board of the Society for the Advancement of Research on Women's Health, and the Board of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, and as the Vice Chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the chair of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine.

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