Enhancing the Capacity of African Science Academies

  • AuthorInterAcademies Council
  • TitleEnhancing the Capacity of African Science Academies
  • Release Date30 September 2015
  • Copyright2014
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Appendix F: The ASADI Timeline
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2003

May: Proposal Submitted

2004

March: Develop criteria for selection of members on Board on African Science Academy Development (BASAD)

April: Press Release announcing program

April – May: 10 Board members nominated and approved

May: Seven African Science Academies contacted for potential intense partnership (8 including the regional African Academy of Sciences)

June: First Board of ASADI (BASAD) meeting

Summer/Fall: Board members visit each of the national and regional academies to determine intense partnership countries

November: Select Program Partners at BASAD Meeting

2005

January: Inform Academies chosen for intense partnerships

February – March: Board staff visit the intense partnership science academies of Nigeria, South Africa, and Uganda

March: Planning session for first annual meeting in Nairobi, Kenya

March: Academy Fellowship Program implemented

March: Joint Study Implementation and Ongoing Training

October: Senior Staff Training Session (invited representatives from primary partners to attend IOM’s Forum on Microbial Threats and to discuss evidence-based policy advice in the African context)

November: Annual Conference: Nairobi, Kenya; focus: Achieving the Millennium Development Goals

November: Stakeholder meetings to increase visibility of the academies

2006

February: Stakeholder meetings to increase visibility of the academies

February: InterAcademy Advisory Panel (IAAP) developed to engage input and participation by all academies in Douala, Cameroon

February: Planning Meeting with leadership of Cameroon Academy of sciences for annual conference

February: Royal Dutch Academy hosted a capacity building event for African science academies

February – March: USNAS staff facilitated strategic planning sessions with the academies of Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, and the African Academy of Sciences

March: UK Royal Society hosted a capacity building event for African science academies

November: Annual Conference: Yaounde, Cameroon; focus: Food Security

November: ASSAf Symposium on Evidence-Based Practices

Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Rockefeller Foundation

2007

March: Program Officer Training, Washington DC

May: Media Workshop

May: ASADI Forum on Evidence-Based Health Policy

September: Program Financial Staff Retreat, Kenya

November: Annual Conference: Dakar, Senegal; Focus: Water and Health 

Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: World Bank and US Department of State

2008

March: African Science Academy staff training, Uganda

April: Leadership Summit (Governance Training) for Council Members, Washington, D.C. 

September: Program Financial Staff Retreat, South Africa

November: Learning collaborative session for members and staff of African Academies

November: Annual Conference: London, UK; focus: Sponsor Mobilization

Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Royal Society UK; UK’s Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST); Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

2009

Mid-Term Review

September: Program Officer Training, Washington, DC

November: Annual Conference: Accra, Ghana; focus: Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Africa – Address given by Kofi Annan

Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; MARS; UNICEF; Save the Children

2010

November: Annual Conference: Cape Town, South Africa; focus: Access to Energy

Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Pfizer Global Pharmaceuticals; United States Department of State; World Health Organization; Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Gates Foundation (separate from ASADI Grant funds)

2011

January: Ethiopia and Cameroon elevated to intense partnerships

February: Academy of Science for South Africa (ASSAf) “graduates” from the ASADI program

November: Annual Conference: Kampala, Uganda; focus: Aid Effectiveness

November: Online international database of leading African scientists pilot launched

Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Rockefeller Foundation; PATH MVI; Gates Foundation (separate from ASADI grants); UNAIDS, GAVI; the African Development Bank; IrishAID; and the Uganda AIDS Commission; Shuttleworth Foundation; the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust; the InterAcademy Panel (IAP) and the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC); and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs through NASAC

2012

ASSAf assumes role of regional mentor, advisor, and partner for emerging academies of science in the SADC region (Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mauritius, and Zambia) through establishment of SASADI (the Southern African Science Academy Development Initiative)

November: Annual Conference: Lagos, Nigeria; focus: Climate Change

Additional, non-ASADI sponsors for projects this year: Rockefeller Foundation, Ecobank Bank

2013

February: Nigerian Academy of Science “graduates” from ASADI

November: Annual Conference: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; focus: Biotechnology for Africa’s Development

2014

August: Africa Summit: Symposium on Science, Technology, and Innovation for Africa, Washington DC

November: Annual Conference: Kampala, Uganda; focus: Country Ownership of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals

Document Date: September 30, 2015
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