Twenty outstanding scientists from all major regions in Africa participated in the inaugural Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP). The scientists represent basic and applied sciences, and span a wide variety of disciplines including the social sciences and humanities. The programme started on 7 June with a week-long workshop on 'Leading a new paradigm for African Science'. The fellows explored topics such as collective leadership, science communication, creative and strategic thinking, management of complex projects and more. The fellows also engaged with leaders in academia, science communication and society to explore challenges and possible solutions to African Science, initiating projects to address them. The fellows now continue with a year of application and mentorship, with a follow-up workshop planned for April 2016.
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Country
     
Prof Badre Abdeslam
Prof Badre
Abdeslam

Morocco
Dr Abidemi Akindele
Dr Abidemi
Akindele

Nigeria
Dr Lydia Aziato
Dr Lydia
Aziato

Ghana
Prof Olubukola Oluranti Babalola
Prof Olubukola Oluranti
Babalola

South Africa
Dr Jose Fafetine
Dr Jose
Fafetine

Mozambique
Dr Etinosa Igbinosa
Dr Etinosa
Igbinosa

Nigeria
Dr Fridah Kanana
Dr Fridah
Kanana

Kenya
Dr Vincent Logah
Dr Vincent
Logah

Ghana
Dr Alice Matimba
Dr Alice
Matimba

Zimbabwe
Prof Binyam Mendisu
Prof Binyam
Mendisu

Ethiopia
Dr Eshchar Mizrachi
Dr Eshchar
Mizrachi

South Africa
Dr Salerwe Mosebi
Dr Salerwe
Mosebi

South Africa
Prof Francisca Mutapi
Prof Francisca
Mutapi

Zimbabwe
Dr Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun
Dr Vidushi
Neergheen-Bhujun

Mauritius
Dr Connie Nshemereirwe
Dr Connie
Nshemereirwe

Uganda
Dr Joleen Steyn-Kotze
Dr Joleen
Steyn-Kotze

South Africa
Prof Dexter  Tagwireyi
Prof Dexter
Tagwireyi

Zimbabwe
Prof Emmanuel Unuabonah
Prof Emmanuel
Unuabonah

Nigeria
Dr Surette  Van Staden
Dr Surette
Van Staden

South Africa
Dr Mariamawit  Yeshak
Dr Mariamawit
Yeshak

Ethiopia