The fifth round of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) commenced on 22 March and successfully came to a close at the official Future Africa launch.

The year is 2038. A deadly tropical disease that causes large ulcers on the skin has just been eradicated in Ghana. Doesn’t that sound like a future scenario we all dream about for Africa? Well, ambitious scientists working together across the continent could bring us closer to this particular dream.

Africa is a very large continent, endowed with unbelievable richness in terms of the people, cultures, biodiversity and environments. We view this whole to have an undeniable connection; socially, ecologically and economically.

The Africa Science Leadership Programme is proud to announce their 2019 cohort of excellent researchers from across Africa. The 20 researchers from 11 African countries commence their training on 22 March 2019. 

The first TYRLP bring-and-share lunch was held at FABI on 27 June. The group of early career researchers gathered under the winter sun to share lunch with colleagues from different UP faculties and departments.

The Future Africa Conference Centre will have a signature art piece. The inspiration for this piece comes from visual success of having layered coloured sand in a bottle.

Mr. Christopher Akiwumi of Microsoft recently visited the new Future Africa campus, currently in construction, with Prof Bernard Slippers, the Acting Director for the Future Africa Institute.

Mr Sukanto Tanoto, the Chairman of the Royal Golden Eagle (RGE) Group visited the Future Africa campus on 27 May. He was accompanied by Mr. Mark Werren, the Director of operations: Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Limited (APRIL) (a unit of RGE) and two other representatives of RGE, Mr Isaac Tan and Mr Derek Sim.

On 30 May, Future Africa in collaboration with FABI held a podcasting workshop facilitated by Anina Mumm of Sciencelink. Podcasts are an effective means of science communication, offering information to listeners on many audio platforms.

Twenty-one outstanding scientists from all major regions within Africa participated in the fourth round of the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP), which is part of the Future Africa initiative by the University of Pretoria, in partnership with the Global Young Academy

Twenty-one outstanding scientists from all major regions within Africa will participate in the fourth round of the 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.

View the 2018 Fellows here