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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.
Africa Academy of Science institutes $2.8million COVID-19 research fund
Recipients of the 2020 FLAIR fellowships announced
The African Academy of Sciences and the
Africa's struggle with inadequate COVID-19 testing
This is the best time to plan for urban Africa’s next health emergency
Health, it turns out, is everybody’s business.
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.
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.
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%.
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