The Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) is a new initiative of the University of Pretoria and the Global Young Academy, with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It aims to grow mid-career African academics in the areas of thought leadership, team management and research development, with the intention of enabling them to contribute to the development of a new paradigm for science in African, focused on its contribution to solving the complex issues facing both Africa and the global community.

The leadership programme aims to:

  • Identify early- to mid-career academics who have demonstrated leadership potential and an interest in developing key leadership skills
  • Support them to apply the acquired skills to projects that are relevant to the academic development on the continent and its impact on society
  • Create a network of academic leaders on the continent, spanning not only across countries, but also across disciplinary boundaries
  • Advance a curriculum for academic leadership development which can be utilised in other institutions in Africa and beyond.

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Prof Sameh  Soror

Prof Sameh Soror

Helwan Structural Biology Research
Ain Helwan
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