Africa Science Leadership Program announces inaugural fellows
African Science Leadership Program - Inaugural Fellows at the start of the program at University of Pretoria, South Africa
The program has just started on 7 June with a week-long workshop on ‘Leading a new paradigm for African Science’. The fellows will dive deeply into topics such as collective leadership and science communication. Leaders including Prof. Cheryl de la Rey – Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Pretoria – and Sarah Wild – Science Editor of the Mail & Guardian – and others will join the fellows for interactive sessions. The workshop will be followed by a year of application and mentorship, with a follow-up workshop planned for April 2016.
“We are excited about this unique initiative that will support early to mid-career African academics in developing leadership skills,” said Eva Alisic, Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy (GYA).
“The program will set an example for similar programs on the continent and elsewhere to follow, to prepare the next generation of scientists for a changing paradigm in science – more interdisciplinary, more globally connected and more relevant than ever before,” added Professor Bernard Slippers, project leader from the University of Pretoria and past co-chair of the Global Young Academy.
|Asst Prof Binyam Mendisu||Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia|
|Dr Mariamawit Yeshak||Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia|
|Dr Lydia Aziato||University of Ghana, Ghana|
|Dr Vincent Logah||Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Ghana|
|Dr Fridah Kanana||Kenyatta University, Kenya|
|Dr Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun||University of Mauritius, Mauritius|
|Dr Abdeslam Badre||Mohammed V University, Morocco|
|Dr Jose Fafetine||Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique|
|Dr Etinosa Igbinosa||University of Benin, Nigeria|
|Dr Abidemi Akindele||University of Lagos, Nigeria|
|Assoc Prof Emmanuel Unuabonah||Redeemer's University, Nigeria|
|Dr Eshchar Mizrachi||University of Pretoria, South Africa|
|Prof Joleen Steyn-Kotze||Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa|
|Dr Salerwe Mosebi||Mintek, South Africa|
|Assoc Prof Olubukola Babalola||North West University, South Africa/Nigeria|
|Dr Surette Van Staden||University of Pretoria, South Africa|
|Dr Connie Nshemereierwe||Martyrs University, Uganda|
|Dr Alice Matimba||University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe|
|Assoc Prof Dexter Tagwireyi||University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe|
|Dr Franscisca Mutapi||University of Edinburgh, Scotland/Zimbabwe
The Africa Science Leadership Program is run by the University of Pretoria in partnership with the Global Young Academy, and is funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation. It involves much collaboration, including with the Leopold Leadership Program at Stanford University and the specialist facilitation company KnowInnovation.
Learn more about the ASLP at: www.up.ac.za/aslp
For more information about the partners of the program visit the website of
University of Pretoria www.up.ac.za
Robert Bosch Stiftung www.bosch-stiftung.de/content/language2/html/index.asp
Leopold Leadership Program http://leopoldleadership.stanford.edu/