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12TH ANNUAL MEETING OF AFRICAN SCIENCE ACADEMIES (AMASA)

CONFERENCE THEME: POVERTY REDUCTION

Welcome from Host Organisation
Prof Barney Pityana, Vice-President, ASSAf

Welcome from Partner Organisation
Prof Yousuf Maudarbocus, Vice-President, NASAC

Keynote Address
Dr Mamphela Ramphele, Nelson Mandela Foundation

THEME 1 – FOOD SECURITY AND AGRICULTURE

The Scramble for Africa’s Food Security: Food and Nutrition Trends in the sub-Saharan Economic Powerhouses
Prof Julian May, Department of Science and Technology-National Research Foundation (DST–NRF) Centre of Excellence in Food Security, University of the Western Cape

How to Look at Food Security as a Complex Issue?
Dr Patrick Caron, Agricultural Research and Development (CIRAD), France

Strategy for Agricultural Transformation in Africa (2016-2025): Feed Africa
Mr Joseph Coompson, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, African Development Bank, South Africa

New Zealand Based Opportunities for Africa to Enhance its Agriculture
Prof Hazel Chapman, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

THEME 2 – SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

Urbanisation as a Social Determinant of Health Imperative: Addressing Spatial Inequality while meeting Rapid Urbanisation – Who Gets Left Out?
Dr Olufunke A Fayehun, Nigeria Young Academy of Science

The Disease Burden – Health Infrastructure, Social Cohesion and/or Exclusions that Affect Social Determinants of Health – HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika Virus and Other Communicable Diseases
Ms Janine White, Lecturer, School of Public Health, University of the Witwatersrand

Innovative Approaches to Improving Social Determinants of Health – How STI can be Used to Achieve This
Ms Eunice Gnay Namirembe, Digital Editor, Change Corp – IT/Mobile Tech for Development, Uganda National Academy of Science

Keynote Address
Dr Babatunde Omilola, Development Planning and Inclusive Sustainable Growth, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

THEME 3 – GENDER AND POVERTY

Can Women in Science Help Alleviate Poverty in Africa?
Prof Jennifer Thomson, University of Cape Town

Gender, Development and Poverty Reduction in Africa: Lessons Learnt from Three Decades of Action
Prof Joyce M Endeley, University of Buea, Cameroon

THEME 4 – WATER, ENERGY AND POVERTY

Intersections of Policy, Practice and Academia in Advancing Urban Sustainability
Mr Melusile Ndlovu, South Africa Low Emissions Development Programme (SA-LED)

NASAC’s Journey to Inform Water Policy in Africa
Ms Jackie Olang, Executive Director, NASAC Secretariat, Kenya

NASAC’s Contribution to the African Water Sector Targeting Poverty Reduction
Prof Yousuf Maudarbocus, Vice-President, Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)

Key Messages: The Grand Challenge of Water Security in Africa Policymakers’ Booklet
Prof Cheikh Bécaye Gaye, Ministry of Higher Education and Research, Senegal
Link to booklet

Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Response on Water Advisories
Dr Manta Devi Nowbuth, Faculty of Ocean Studies, University of Mauritius

THEME 5 – LAUNCH OF SOCIAL PROTECTION POLICYMAKERS’ BOOKLET

Presentation on the Policymakers’ Booklet
Dr Sophie Plagerson, University of Johannesburg
Link to booklet

Policymakers’ Roundtable and Response
Ms Mastoera Sadan, Department of Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa
Ms Adelaide Asante, Ministry of Environment, Science Technology and Innovation, Ghana
Mr Francis Kintu, Parliament of Uganda, Uganda