Resilience in Science Leadership during the COVID era workshop

In a bid to expand the African Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) to the different regions of Africa, ASLP has partnered with the prospective Young Academy in Mauritius for the first virtual Regional ASLP for early and mid-career researchers in the South African sub-region.

The Southern-ASLP workshop is a joint initiative of the ASLP, the prospective Mauritius Young Academy, the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World, Mauritius National Chapter, and the Doctoral School of the University of Mauritius.

The S-ASLP was aimed at creating a network of African science leaders from the Southern African region, targeting all academic disciplines. This is a platform that will help to increase the visibility of African contributions to science. We hope to contribute to the production of impactful research geared towards finding innovative solutions to build a resilient continent.

The workshop took place on 23-25 August 2021 and was the result of a collaboration between ASLP fellows including Dr Vidushi (Mauritius), Dr Devina Lobine (Mauritius), Dr Lydia Rhyman (Mauritius), Prof Alisa Philakduree (South Africa), Dr Leshi Oluwatosin (Nigeria) and Dr Connie Nshemereirwe (Uganda).

The theme of the workshop was "Resilience in Science Leadership during the Covid Era", and the guest speaker on this topic was Prof Ponnadurai

Ramasami from the University of Mauritius.
The training covered:

  1. Core elements of collective leadership.
  2. Creative and systems thinking.
  3. Effective problem solving and decision-making.
  4. Advanced dialogue and communication skills.

The ASLP will also be hosting another Middle East/North Africa (MENA) Regional SLP from September 6-8, 2021.
The MENA-SLP virtual workshop is a joint initiative of the ASLP in collaboration with the Egyptian Young Academy of Sciences (EYAS).
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