Alliance For Accelerating Excellence In Science In Africa Launches In Nairobi

The Guardian: Socking it to malaria just the start for Africa’s new science alliance
“…[Malaria researcher Fredros] Okumu was one of the speakers at a panel in Nairobi on Thursday during the launch of the Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), a new initiative that will commit tens of millions of dollars to building scientific capacity across the continent. The funding platform, which will support scientists seeking innovative ways to tackle some of the health challenges that have hobbled growth in Africa, aims to mobilize researchers from across the continent to invest in local research and training…” (Mutiga, 9/10).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: African scientists funded to seek cures for AIDS, Ebola at home
“…The Alliance for Accelerating Excellence in Science in Africa (AESA), based at the African Academy of Sciences in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, aims to draw increased funding from the West and African governments to set up centers of scientific excellence on the continent…” (Migiro, 9/11).

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