ASSAf News

The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) is hosting several sessions at the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) on 7 - 8 December 2017 at the CSIR International Convention Centre. 

ASSAf also hosts The World Academy of Science Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa, South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS), Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) South African National Chapter, Gender in Science Technology and Engineering (GenderInSITE) Southern Africa Focal point. South African Academy of Engineering and the International Science Council Regional Office for Africa (ICSU-ROA). 

Side Events

Meeting of the Technical Advisory Board for the African Open Science Platform Project
Date: 6 December 2017
Time: 09:00 - 14:00
Venue: Academy of Science of South Africa 

Meeting of the Advisory Council for the African Open Science Platform Project
Date: 6 December 2017
Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Venue: Academy of Science of South Africa

SFSA Events

Title: Open Science: Science of the Future/Future of Science
Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Time: 13:30 – 14:30
Venue: Diamond, CSIR Conference Centre 
Speakers:
Moderator: Dr Tanya Abrahamse, Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Panellists: Prof Geoffrey Boulton, University of Edinburgh
Dr Heide Hackmann, International Council for Science
Prof Jonathan Jansen, President of Academy of Science of South Africa
Prof Calestous Juma, Harvard Kennedy School

Session Title: ‘Vitality and Effectiveness of TWAS ‘Young Scientists’
Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Time: 09:00 – 10:30
Venue: National Research Foundation (NRF 1)
Speakers:

  • Prof Robin Crewe (TWAS- Fellow South Africa)
  • Prof Moctar Toure (TWAS Vice President)
  • Prof Quarraisha Abdool Karim (TWAS Fellow South Africa)
  • Dr Archana Bhaw- Luximon (TWAS Affiliate, Mauritius)
  • Prof Collet Dandara (TWAS Affiliate, South Africa)

Contact Person: Mr Kholani Mbhiza: TWAS-ROSSA Secretariat

Science Talk: African Open Science Platform Project
Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Time: 09:00 – 9:30
Venue: CSIR International Convention Centre, Garnet
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Session Title: Innovative Leadership for Development - Harnessing Young Scientists’ Leadership Dividend for Sustainable Development and Inclusive Growth
DAY 1: Science Talk
Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Time: 09:30 – 10:00
Venue: Garnet at the CSIR International Convention Centre
Speakers:

  • Prof Bernard Slippers, Department of Genetics, University of Pretoria. Leads the Future Africa project at UP, as well as the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP)
  • A/Prof Makondelele Makatu, Department of Psychology, University of Venda, SAYAS Co-Chair and 2016 Africa Science Leadership (ASLP) Fellow

Contact Person: Ms Edith Shikumo, SAYAS Secretariat, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Session Title: Ethics and Principles of Science and Society Policy-Making
Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017
Time: 15:30 – 17:00
Venue: Emerald at the CSIR International Convention Centre
Speakers:
- Mr Aidan Gilligan, Sci-com
- Dr Lidia Brito, UNSECO
- Prof Roseanne  Diab, Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf) 
- Princess Sumaya bint  El Hassan, Royal Scientific Society of Jordan
- Prof Julian Kinderlerer, University of Cape Town
- Prof Mammo Muchie, Tshwane University of Technology

Session Title: ‘The Contribution of African Women Scientists to Innovation for Development’
DAY 2: Round 3 Date: Friday, 8 December 2017
Time: 09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Ruby at the CSIR International Convention Centre
Speakers:

  • Stanley Maphosa, ASSAf: International and National Liaison Manager
  • Dr Busiswa Ndaba, Agricultural Research Council
  • Dr Marian Nkansah, Kwame Nkrumah University: Uganda
  • Prof Isabella Akyinbah Quakyi, Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences 
  • Contact Person: Ms Nomfundo Nkosi: DST/NRF Intern- Gender in STI at ASSAf

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