The Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) and the Tuks Young Research Leader Programme (TYRLP) aims to grow excellent mid-career academics in the areas of collective leadership, team and research development and science-society engagement, with the intention of enabling them to solve the complex issues at their institutions, Africa and the global community.


Africa Science Leadership Programme

The ASLP programme creates a lasting network of science leaders on the continent, spanning not only across countries, but also across disciplinary boundaries. It develops and awareness and curriculum for leadership development in academia that can be applied in other institutions in Africa and beyond and will create a focal point for connection with science leadership training programmes in other parts of the world. The ASLP was launched in 2015 in collaboration with the Global Young Academy and various African Young Academies and with funding from the Bosch Foundation. It is an example of the types of programmes that Future Africa will develop.
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Tuks Young Research Leader Programme
As an extension of the ASLP programme, the university based TYRLP was developed. The inaugural round of this programme was launched at the University of Pretoria at the end of 2015 with a second round in October 2016. The programme aims to grow early career academics at UP in the areas of thought leadership, team development, engagement and collaboration, with the intention of enabling them to solve the complex issues that face society. A further aim is to form a community within the University of the like-minded young researchers who possess qualities that will contribute to UP becoming and leading as a research intensive University, in line with the projected UP 2025 vision.
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