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 C: The ASADI Review Data Catalogue
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This catalogue lists material made available to the review panel from a range of sources, as well as material generated by the panel itself, and the dates this information was received. 

I. Information Provided by USNAS Staff  

A. Interactions with ASADI Board Members and Staff

The review panel interacted with the ASADI board and staff a number of times over the course of the review. For example, the chair and director of the ASADI board spent several hours with the review panel at its first meeting in London in January 2014. Other USNAS staff involved with ASADI joined that meeting by videoconference. The ASADI staff also held several teleconferences with review panel members and secretariat as they prepared for the site visits. The ASADI staff was always available to answer questions and provide information requested by the panel.

1.      Dr Enriqueta C. Bond, Chair, ASADI Board and President Emeritus, Burroughs Wellcome Fund
2.      Dr Patrick Kelley, Director, ASADI Board
3.      Ms Lauren Alexander Augustine, ASADI Liaison to the Nigerian Academy of Science
4.      Ms Patricia Cuff, ASADI Liaison to the Uganda National Academy of Sciences
5.      Mr Jim Banihashemi, ASADI Financial Officer
6.      Mr Christian Acemah, ASADI Associate Program Officer
7.      Ms Angela Christian, ASADI Program Associate
8.      Mr William Kearney, ASADI Director of Media Relations
9.      Dr John Boright, Director of International Affairs, USNAS

B. General Information

Original 2003 ASADI proposal submitted by USNAS to Gates Foundation
The funded ASADI proposal
Annual reports to the Gates Foundation from 2005-2013
Updated register with key contact person for each of the ASADI academies
ASADI program midterm evaluation report
List of publications by each ASADI partner as collated by USNAS
ASADI/ AMASA conference learning collaborative agendas (2005-2012)
ASADI Board meeting agendas (2007-2012)
Academy governance training agendas
Academy staff training agendas
ASADI brochure 2008: progress and promise
Number of African scientists on IOM project committees- a chart
List of non-Gates Foundation donors of ASADI activities (2008-2012)
Updated list of representatives of Academies at the AMASA 9 meeting in Addis Ababa
Presentation to the ASADI Board on the programme’s achievements in 2013- presented at the Addis Ababa meeting
AMASA 10 plan of action- presentation by Prof Paul Mugambi at AMASA 9
Presentation of ASADI programme to review committee in January 2014 at the London committee meeting
Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Ethiopia and South Africa chronologies 

C. Link to ASADI information (general and training material) on the National Academies website

This repository contains the following information:

1. Academy Purpose and Function

  •             Overview of Science Academies
  •             Overview of the Academy of Science of South Africa
  •             Overview of the Kenya National Academy of Science
  •             Overview of the Nigerian Academy of Science
  •             Overview of the Uganda National Academy of Science
  •             Overview of the United States National Academies
  •             Group Activity Academy Overview
  •                         Science Academies Questions
  •                         Science Academies Answers

2. Strategic Considerations for Academies

  •             Different Types of Academies
  •             Implications of the Advisory Role for Science Academies
  •             Perspectives from Service and Honorific Academies
  •                         A Perspective from a UK Academy
  •                         A Perspective from the Royal Society of Canada
  •                         A Perspective from the Institute of Medicine
  •             Strategic Planning
  •                         KNAS Strategic Plan
  •                         EAS Strategic Plan
  •             Financial Structure of Academies
  •             Governance Structures of Academies
  •             Role of Academy Staff
  •             Role of Academy Members and Leadership
  •                         The Power of Partnership-Academy Members and Staff
  •                         Oversight Role of Council
  •             Types of Academy Policies
  •             Administration of Academies
  •             Communication and Outreach Activities of Academies

3. Programmatic Activity for Academies with A Policy Advising Portfolio

  •             Academy Staff Roles in Policy Advising Activities
  •                         Roles and Goals of Staff
  •             Group Activity - Staff Roles
  •             Generic Training for Staff
  •                         Financial Management
  •                                     Academy Cost Management
  •                                     Financial Management
  •                         Management Techniques
  •                         Research Tools
  •                                     Reference Management Applications
  •                                     Virtual Research Library

4. Project Initiation

  •             Developing Statements of Tasks Proposals
  •             Proposal Writing Fundraising
  •             Group Activity
  •                         Sample Statement of Task
  •                         Malawi Case Study - Development of a work plan
  •             Composing Committees
  •                         Composing Managing Committees
  •                         Group Activity
  •                                     BCOI Form
  •                                     Sample CVs
  •                                     CVs received
  •             Workshops and Convening Activities
  •                         Conducting Effective Workshops
  •                         Group Activity - Workshop Workplan
  •             Consensus Activities
  •                         Group Activity - Consensus Study Workplan
  •                         Report Review Process
  •                         Report Review at NRC
  •                         Sample Response to Review Memo
  •             Dissemination and Communication of Academy Products
  •                         BASAD-Communication and Products
  •                         Engaging the Media
  •                         Policymakers' booklets
  •                         Report Dissemination

5. Financial Administration of Academies

  •             Proposal Writing Fundraising
  •             Understanding the Terms of Your Agreement (Video)

6. Organizing Annual Meetings - Sharing Experiences

  •             Experiences Sharing - ASADI Annual Meetings

 7. ASADI Training material:

  •             Leadership summit 2008
  •             US training-2007 program officers
  •             Uganda program staff training-2008
  •             US program staff training-2009

D. ASADI financial expenditure information- project summary and expected project expenditure for the remainder of the programme

Nigeria

  •             Analysis chart of NAS expenses
  •             Year 1-7 budgets
  •             Annual meeting budget (2008)
  •             Annual workplans (2006-2012)

Cameroon

  •             2011/2012 financial report
  •             Anti-malarial drug resistance budget
  •             Nutrition project budget
  •             Onchoceriasis control study budget

Uganda

  •             Analysis chart of UNAS expenses
  •             Year 1-10 budgets
  •             UNAS individual activities budgets

Ethiopia

  •             Annual meeting budget 2013
  •             Grant 1-3 allocation budgets (50k, 50k and 100k)
  •             Nutrition and agriculture budget

South Africa

  •             Year 1-6 budgets
  •             Annual meeting budget 2010
  •             Funding sources report 2011

 

II. Information Provided by the ASADI Supported Academies        

A. AMASA 9 presentations from academies in Senegal, South Africa, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria. The presentations focused on the following key areas:

  •             The history and mission of your academy and its official status
  •             The evolution in membership and governance
  •             Relations with the national government
  •             The position of your academy in the national policy advisory space - who else is involved with providing science advice
  •             The physical, information management, financial management, and human resource status of your academy
  •             The role of your academy as a convener and advisor
  •             The recognition of your academy as an authoritative, independent voice that needs to be heard
  •             The financial sustainability of your academy’s policy advising role – what is your business model going forward?
  •             Uganda- Academy evolution table presented at Addis Ababa meeting for evaluators

B. Nigeria

  •             Completed academy evolution table
  •             Completed questionnaires 1 and 2
  •             Site visit program with list of interviewees
  •             List of publications
  •             Sources of income raw data and graphs from commencement of ASADI program to 2013/2014
  •             Raw data on how ASADI finances were spent by the Academy

C. Cameroon

  •             Completed academy evolution table
  •             Completed questionnaires 1 and 2
  •             Site visit program with list of interviewees
  •             List of publications
  •             Sources of income raw data and graphs from commencement of ASADI program to 2013/2014
  •             Raw data on how ASADI finances were spent by the Academy

D. Uganda

  •             Completed academy evolution table
  •             Completed questionnaires 1 and 2
  •             Site visit programme with list of interviewees
  •             List of publications
  •             Sources of income raw data and graphs from commencement of ASADI program to 2014
  •             Raw data on how ASADI finances were spent by the Academy

E. Ethiopia

  •             Completed academy evolution table
  •             Completed questionnaires 1 and 2
  •             Site visit program with list of interviewees
  •             List of publications
  •             Sources of income raw data and graphs from commencement of ASADI program to 2013/2014
  •             Raw data on how ASADI finances were spent by the Academy

F. South Africa

  •             Completed academy evolution table
  •             Completed questionnaires 1 and 2
  •             Site visit program with list of interviewees
  •             List of publications
  •             Sources of income raw data and graphs from commencement of ASADI program to 2013/2014
  •             Raw data on how ASADI finances were spent by the Academy

G. Hard copy publications by all five academies

III. Interviews Conducted, Briefings and Consultations

A. Academy Stakeholders

  •             Nigeria
  •                         Nigerian Academy of Science Former and Current Council members
  •                         Nigerian Academy of Science Fellows
  •                         Nigerian Academy of Science secretariat management
  •                         Nigerian Academy of Science secretariat staff
  •                         Lagos State Ministry of Health
  •                         Federal Institute of Industrial Research
  •                         Federal Ministry of Health
  •                         Nigerian Universities Commission
  •                         Save the Children
  •                         Health Reform Foundation of Nigeria
  •                         Nigerian Young Academy
  •             Cameroon
  •                         Cameroon Academy of Science Executive Committee
  •                         Cameroon Academy of Science Members
  •                         Cameroon Academy of Science secretariat management
  •                         Cameroon Academy of Science secretariat staff
  •                         L’Institut de Recherches Médicale et d’Etudes des Plantes Médicinales (IMPM)
  •                         Ministry of Public Health (MINSANTE)
  •                         The Fobang Foundation
  •                         Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD)
  •                         Ministère de l'Agriculture et du Développement Rural (MINADER)
  •                         Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI)
  •                         Institute for Geological and Mining Research (IRGM)
  •             Uganda
  •                         Uganda National Academy of Sciences Former and Current Executive Committee
  •                         Uganda National Academy of Sciences Fellows
  •                         Uganda National Academy of Sciences secretariat management
  •                         Uganda National Academy of Sciences secretariat staff
  •                         Ministry of Finance, Planning & Economic Development
  •                         Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology
  •                         Ministry of Health
  •                         Ministry of Education and Sports
  •                         Uganda AIDS Commission 
  •                         Uganda National Council of Science & Technology (UNCST)
  •             Ethiopia
  •                         Ethiopian Academy of Sciences Board
  •                         Ethiopian Academy of Sciences Fellows
  •                         Ethiopian Academy of Sciences secretariat management
  •                         Ethiopian Academy of Sciences secretariat staff
  •                         Ministry of Science and Technology
  •                         Office of the Prime Minister
  •                         Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)
  •                         Addis Ababa University (AAU)
  •                         Ministry of Agriculture
  •                         Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR)
  •                         Addis Ababa University Youth Science Forum
  •                         Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute
  •                         MH Consult- an Engineering firm
  •             South Africa
  •                         Academy of Science of South Africa Former and Current Council Members
  •                         Academy of Science of South Africa Members
  •                         Academy of Science of South Africa secretariat management
  •                         Academy of Science of South Africa former and current secretariat staff
  •                         Science journalist
  •                         SANLAM, a private sector company
  •                         Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  •                         Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in South Africa
  •                         Embassy of the Republic of France in South Africa
  •                         National Research Foundation
  •                         South African Young Academy of Science
  •                         Department of Science and Technology
  •                         Department of Home Affairs 

B. Non-Academy stakeholders

  1. Dr Abdul Hakim Elwaer, Director of Human Resources, Science and Technology, African Union Commission
  2. Professor Bruce Alberts- Former President, US National Academy of Sciences
  3. Ms Jackie Olang, Executive Director, Network of African Science Academies
  4. Dr Matt Hanson- The Gates Foundation
  5. Dr Sally Stansfield- Former Gates Foundation staff
  6. Professor Robin Crewe- Former President, Academy of Science of South Africa and Network of African Science Academies
  7. Dr Barney Cohen- Former US National Academies staff
  8. Professor Lamine Ndiaye- Former President, African Academy of Sciences
  9. Professor Mohamed Hassan- Former President, African Academy of Sciences and NASAC, Co-chair IAP--the Global Network of Science Academies

IV. Information Generated by the Review Panel

  • Minutes of Panel meetings in Addis Ababa, London and Pretoria
  • Proposal for the process (methodology) to be used for the evaluation
  • Minutes of Panel teleconferences
  • Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Ethiopia, and South Africa site visit reports and summaries
  • Questionnaires and interview schedules

V. Information from Other Sources

  • NASAC Stakeholder interview schedule- NASAC Dutch funding review
  • NASAC Dutch funding end term evaluation report
  • Article on science advocacy on SciDev.Net http://www.scidev.net/global/journalism/feature/uk-s-science-media-centre-lambasted-for-pushing-corporate-science.html
  • Article on Academies’ lobbying on SciDev.Net http://www.scidev.net/global/communication/analysis-blog/africa-analysis-when-science-academies-should-lobby.html
  • Blogposts from ASADI VI meeting in South Africa
  • http://scidevnet.wordpress.com/category/africa-science-academy-conference-asadi-2010/page/2/
  • Nature editorial: Africa's academies: Robust scientific institutions won't be built in a day
  • http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v450/n7171/full/450762a.html 
  • Nature story: African academies show how science can save lives
  • http://www.nature.com/news/2009/091109/full/news.2009.1074.html
  • Example of a video by US National Academies presidents that has been shown at opening of annual conferences and disseminated online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa-3sOip3BQ
  • Article by Richard Mallet: Beyond Stuff: Capacity as a Relational Concept http://blogs.worldbank.org/futuredevelopment/beyond-stuff-capacity-relational-concept
  • Guide to Evaluating Capacity Development Results: A collection of guidance notes to help development practitioners and evaluators assess capacity development efforts https://wbi.worldbank.org/wbi/Data/wbi/wbicms/files/drupal-acquia/wbi/Guide to Evaluating Capacity Development Results_0.pdf
  • Capacity Building in Africa: An OED Evaluation of World Bank Support https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/7468
  • Inventing a Better Future: A Strategy for Building Worldwide Capacities in Science and Technology http://www.interacademycouncil.net/File.aspx?id=27016
  • Knowledge, Networks and Nations: Global scientific collaboration in the 21st Century https://royalsociety.org/~/media/Royal_Society_Content/policy/publications/2011/4294976134.pdf
  • World Social Science Report 2010: Knowledge Divides http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001883/188333e.pdf#page=120

 

Document Date: September 30, 2015
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