On International Women's Day, which is celebrated every year on the 8th of March, ASLP fellow, Dr. Tonjock Rosemary Kinge, writes for us about why Africa needs mentorship for females to get them interested in STEM fields.

We sat down for a Q & A with Dr. Connie Nshemereirwe a member of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) steering committee, Co-Chair of the Global Young Academy, an independent science and policy facilitator, a trainer, writer, and speaker to find out how she got involved with the Africa Science leadership program.

After working for 20 years in some of the most prestigious hotels, Chef Jelele decided to move to Future Africa to try something different, that would challenge him to move out of his comfort zone.

The Director of Future Africa Professor Cheikh Mbow together with a delegation from the University of Pretoria (UP) recently visited Japan to deepen partnerships with Japanese institutions. 

When Dr. Kagimu talks about nematology, you are transported on a journey that makes you start to appreciate the diverse group of roundworms that occur worldwide in virtually every environment.

Dr. Alice Nabatanzi was mentored into Natural Products Phytopharmaceuticals and Nutraceuticals directly after high school and has continued on the same career path to where she is today. 

From Banker to Researcher; Dr. Florece Opondo’s humble beginning in the banking industry is an inspirational tale. No one thought she would decide on such a drastic career change after eight years in banking.

Dr Fanelwa Ajayi says that in her line of work as a biosensor researcher in South Africa, women often struggle to juggle the demands of a professional research career with those of a family. “It is either you do well at work or at home, with no real balance. But one thing I learnt from my professors is that as a woman, you have a right to work and to choose your work.”

Professor Stephanie Burton, Vice-Principal: Research and Postgraduate Education, invites you to the launch of the University of Pretoria’s Research Data Management system.

While doing his first year at Makerere University, Dr. John Mushomi found himself in a challenging situation which led him to follow a career in sociology (and later population migration and development).

University of Pretoria Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof. Tawana Kupe collected soil samples at the Future Africa campus on 30 October as part of a FABI-hosted Citizen Science project “Fungi for Future”.