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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Marthe Montcho is a Beninese Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic, West Africa. She is also an African Academy of Sciences postdoctoral grantee supported by the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) programme. CR4D, strengthens links between climate science research and climate information needs to support development planning in Africa.
African scientists sense a once-in-a-life opportunity to push for research funding
Africa Academy of Science institutes $2.8million COVID-19 research fund
$2.8million COVID-19 Research Set Up For Africa
Billions of dollars need to be mobilised to combat COVID-19
As self-isolation and self-quarantine, lockdown
“The reality is, when it comes to women’s leadership, we are all behind”
The African Academy of Sciences Fellow
Academic communities respond to society’s needs
(Courtesy: University World News)
North African student unions and academic communities have launched several civic engagement and social responsibility initiatives, ranging from fundraising and awareness campaigns to consultancy guidance and medical initiatives, in an effort to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Kemri plan to produce cheap drug for cancer
The initiative by the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri), if successful, could dramatically reduce the cost of some crucial cancer medicines by up to 70%.
Stellenbosch University's FLAIR Fellows partner with UK experts
Dr Rossouw hopes her findings will benefit commercial fermentation practices and improve the environmental sustainability of the wine sector.
Africa Contributes SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing to COVID-19 Tracking
In recent years, laboratories on the continent have ramped up genomic sequencing capabilities, offering in-country analyses rather than outsourcing the job.
Another international FLAIR grant for Stellenbosch University engineering researcher
Tadie is also one of two SU researchers selected by the University to be part of the Department of Higher Education and Training's Future Professors Programme