Future Africa hosts viral diagnostics workshop

UP Future Africa hosts international low-cost viral diagnostics workshop featuring open-source technologies. 

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Future Africa Research Institute - Official Launch

The launch of Future Africa at the University of Pretoria is a “timely response to placing science, technology and innovation at the centre of Africa’s development”.

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Future Africa Academic Strategy Group

The Future Africa Academic Strategy Group meets regularly to create and solidify the strategy through which Future Africa will transform the world through African research excellence.

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Forget Revolutions – co-create Resolutions

Africa has and faces challenges that can appear overwhelmingly complex and immutable. So often calls to actions approach this with force, vigour and the banging of drums – “overturn structures”, “rebuild from scratch”, “FIX”. Revolutions are important.

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ASLP successfully concludes its fifth round

The fifth round of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) commenced on 22 March and successfully came to a close at the official Future Africa launch.

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Ghana microbiologist dreams of eradicating ulcer disease


The year is 2038. A deadly tropical disease that causes large ulcers on the skin has just been eradicated in Ghana. Doesn’t that sound like a future scenario we all dream about for Africa? Well, ambitious scientists working together across the continent could bring us closer to this particular dream.

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ASLP Welcomes 2019 Cohort

The Africa Science Leadership Programme is proud to announce their 2019 cohort of excellent researchers from across Africa. The 20 researchers from 11 African countries commence their training on 22 March 2019. 

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Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) 2019 - Cohort 5

22 - 27 March
The ASLP provides leadership training to African researchers from a wide range of disciplines, and is proudly hosted by the University of Pretoria. The researchers attend from institutions across Africa and work together to plan regional programmes and develop their capacity to lead/facilitate such workshops at their host institutions and countries.

Africa Science Leadership Programme Follow-up Meeting - Cohort 4

26 - 28 March
This follow-up event reunites the ASLP 2018 fellows for a three-day workshop to capture the impact of the ASLP fellowship on their leadership development. Fellows share their experiences, participate in activities to further clarify their leadership potential and update the team on their leadership initiatives.

Science Advice for Policy Workshop

27 & 28 March
This event, hosted by Future Africa at the University of Pretoria and the InterAcademy Partnership, will train scientists in communication skills for effective engagement with policymakers and for translation of knowledge for policy impact through interactive and experiential sessions.

Transdisciplinary Workshop

27 & 28 March
A collaborative workshop leveraging Pan African research networks and experiences toward an ecosystem for Transdisciplinary (TD) science for sustainability. Topics to be covered include: 'What is TD research?', 'How to integrate Transdisciplinarity into research systems?' and 'What are the potential gaps and opportunities in training for TD research for transformation?'

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