The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA), and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are jointly delighted to call for applications for the African Regional Training Workshop for African Researchers 2021. eligible persons are by this notice invited to hurry and apply.
About the Award:
Two trends are becoming clear in the early part of this century: the majority of challenges facing society have an international or global dimension; and science, technology, and their applications underpin the cause of or the solution to these challenges. As a result, science and technology are becoming ever more embedded into the foreign policies and development agendas of nations. Moreover, cooperation in science and technology is increasingly benefiting
from both the technical and political interactions between states.
Economy class flights, local transport, and accommodation in South Africa will be covered for selected participants. A limited number of spaces for self-funded and partially-funded candidates will also be available. We encourage applicants to seek support from their institutions and to include a plan for how they will apply the newly gained knowledge and skills back in their organization.
To Be Taken At (Country):
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa
- Applications are invited from young scientists (up to the age of 40), as well as scientists and/or government officials, etc., with more experience in the policymaking arena (‘science diplomacy ambassadors’).
- This training workshop is designed for young scientists (below the age of 40) living and working in sub-Saharan Africa and whose research and wider engagement has brought them into the international policy-making arena, as well as policymakers and diplomats interested in some of the central science-based themes that might influence their work and representatives from NGOs and other sectors working at the science-diplomacy interface. Alumni will join a global
the network of young leaders and innovators reaching across borders to address societal challenges and become agents of change in their countries and sectors.
- Women from Science & Technology Lagging Countries (STLCs) are especially encouraged to apply. These countries include: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
How to Apply:
The completed application should be submitted via the online system which is accessible on http://bit.ly/sciencedipcourse
9th February 2021