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AU Kwame Nkrumah Science Awards
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AU Kwame Nkrumah Science Awards

http://l.caast-net-plus.org/jH

In September 2008 the African Union Commission (AUC) launched its African Union Scientific Award Programme. The call for applications for the 2016 award cycle is now open. Prizes are awarded to top African scientists working in Life and Earth Science and Basic Science, Technology and Innovation. The Continental Award is open to all African scientists and is the highest level of the programme. Two winners will each receive USD 100,000 during the Heads of States and Government Summit in January 2017. The Regional Award implemented in partnership with the Regional Economic Communities (REC) aims at promoting the participation of African women in STI. Two winners per region will each receive a prize of USD 20,000. The National Young Scientists Award is implemented by Member States who have signed an agreement with the AUC and its implementation partner, the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS). This award is intended for scientists aged not more than forty years by 31 December. Two winners per country will receive a prize of USD 2,000 each. [Image credit: ghanaschools.org]

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US$9m Available for 2016 AU Research Grants
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US$9m Available for 2016 AU Research Grants

The African Union Commission's Research Grants programme (AURG) is seeking proposals from eligible partnerships for research and innovation on sustainable agricultural intensification. [Image credit: AUC]

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Call for Participants: Evidence, Policy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
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Call for Participants: Evidence, Policy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The European Commission, African Union Commission and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis are seeking 100 participants to attend a masterclass on evidence-based policy-making. Junior to mid-level policy-makers from EU institutions and Member States and from African institutions and African countries as well as EU and African scientists are invited to apply. Travel costs of African participants will be met by the organisers. Applications are open until 29 April 2016.

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Overview: Roadmap for the EU-Africa Partnership on Research and Innovation on FNSSA
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Overview: Roadmap for the EU-Africa Partnership on Research and Innovation on FNSSA

Presentation by Hambani Masheleni of the African Union Commission and Stéphane Hogan of the EU Delegation to the African Union at the CAAST-Net Plus workshop on the role of Africa’s Regional Economic Communities in EU-Africa collaboration in science, technology and innovation (Pretoria, South Africa: 4-5 February, 2016). [Image credit: H. Masheleni & S. Hogan]

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Second CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Workshop in Ethiopia
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Second CAAST-Net Plus Horizon 2020 Workshop in Ethiopia

Working in collaboration with the INCONTACT 2020 project, CAAST-Net Plus has delivered its second Horizon 2020 information session and National Contact Point (NCP) training workshop in Ethiopia. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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Best Practices in Rural Electrification in Africa
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Best Practices in Rural Electrification in Africa

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The Best Practices for Clean Energy Access in Africa report is available for download from the Africa-EU Partnership website. “The aim of this publication is to support both energy decision-makers to develop market frameworks tailored to local needs and entrepreneurs with a passion and commitment to improve energy access in Africa to extend their know-how on how to best integrate off-grid renewable energy solutions in developing countries, particularly in Africa,” writes Aboubakari Baba-Moussa, African Union Commission director of infrastructure and energy. The report, which is a joint publication of the Africa-EU Energy Partnership and the Alliance for Rural Electrification, presents findings from 20 case studies from countries such as Chad, Kenya and Botswana. [Image credit: EUEI PDF]

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Information Science and ICT Research Conference
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Information Science and ICT Research Conference

IST-Africa will hold its tenth technology research conference for ministers in Lilongwe, Malawi, from 6-8 May 2015. The agenda includes policy dialogues, international development, research cooperation, and community building. Stakeholders from the public and private sector will gather to discuss policy, exchange ideas, and explore areas of potential collaboration. The conference aims to offer support to the development of information science policy in Africa, and also promote, showcase and encourage international research and innovation in Africa. Malawi’s National Commission for Science and Technology is hosting the conference, with support from the European Commission and the African Union Commission. [Image credit: IST-Africa]

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