WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE YASE MEETING?
Several opportunities to continue the discussion about science made by Africans
The Champions of Science - Africa Storytelling Challenge YASE Edition, launched during YASE by our partner Johnson&Johnson
Are you a Champion of Science? Share your story!
Are you an African scientist or innovator doing impactful work that has the potential to impact society in a positive way? Please share your story! Johnson & Johnson Innovation has launched the Champions of Science – Africa Storytelling Challenge YASE Edition specifically for participants of YASE. Prizes include $1,000 and publication of your story. Learn more about the challenge and submit by July 31, 2018 at www.africa-storytelling-challenge-YASE.smapply.io.
The Challenge is part of Johnson & Johnson’s broad Champions of Science platform, which seeks to convene and catalyze champions of science, and engage people of all generations and backgrounds to see the unlimited opportunities that science brings. By showcasing the contributions of the talented and passionate African scientists and innovators through the Africa Storytelling Challenge, Johnson & Johnson Innovation aims to build public engagement and support for science, and inspire the next generation to pursue scientific fields that will help drive Africa’s socio-economic transformation.
Tuesday 10th July 10.15 to 11.30 : Science in Africa - working towards Agenda 2063
Wednesday 11th July 10.15 to 11.30 : Why I wanted to become a scientist
Thursday 12th July 17.00 to 18.15 : How higher education in Africa articulates with labor markets
THE YASE MEETING WILL BE HELD 6TH JULY
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Université Toulouse-Capitole - Entrance through 11 Rue des Puits Creusés, Toulouse - 43°36'24.4"N 1°26'13.8"E
6th July - Wellcome from 8.15 with a breakfast.
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You better understand a bit French! Follow part of the meeting (in French) on this very page or through the Youtube channel Afriscitech.com
SPEARHEADING SCIENCE TO ADDRESS SOCIETAL ISSUES
Amphithéâtre E - 15h45 - 17h00
How can scientific knowledge and advances help political leaders to make better decisions? How can science help to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals? Should science in Africa have application goals, or should funding also be kept for basic and forward-looking research?
Vidushi Neergheen-Bhujun, University of Mauritius
Seth Adu-Afarwuah, University of Ghana
Henri Tonnang, International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology, Nairobi (Kenya)
Oliver Oliveros, Agropolis Fondation, Montpellier
DIASPORA : COOPERATE WITH AFRICA WHEN YOU WORK IN EUROPE
Amphithéâtre F - 15.45 - 17.00
The number of researchers of African origin working in Europe has increased significantly over the last years. In this session, we address a core issue for these researchers, i.e., means of collaborating with the peers they "left back home".
The core of this session will be a series of short talks given by illustrious researchers of African origin who have managed the split between working in Europe and collaborating with organizations based on the African continent. This series of impulses will be followed by an open discussion and exchange within which the audience and the presenters will be given the opportunity to discuss approaches towards fruitful collaboration with organizations in Africa.
The session will be designed to be highly interactive: Attendees will be invited to ask questions at any time as well as provide their experiences on Europe-Africa collaboration.
Axel Ngonga, University of Paderborn (Germany)
Daniel Egbe, Ansole, University of Linz (Austria)
Alice Matimba, Wellcome Genome Campus, Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences (United-Kingdom)
Mamadou Kaba Traore, Clermont Auvergne University, Clermont-Ferrand (France)
SOME BIG SCIENTIFIC INFRASTRUCTURES IN AFRICA
Amphithéâtre E - 14h15 - 15h30
In Africa, large research centers and large laboratories are not the rule: many scientists fear intellectual and technical isolation. However, several African countries have decided to acquire infrastructures of international level. Some are already operational, such as the Moroccan astronomical observatory, or the Center for Research and Fight against Sickle Cell Disease in Mali, and their researchers are already publishing in leading international scientific journals. Others still in development, such as the Malagasy research center in nanosciences.
On the basis of their own experience, the speakers will explain how such infrastructures can be created, and their interest for stimulating research in their country and at the regional level.
José Braga, Paul-Sabatier University, Toulouse
Zouhair Benkhaldoun, Oukaimeden Observatory (Morroco)
Dapa Diallo, Centre de Recherche et de Lutte contre la Drépanocytose (Mali)
Heriarivelo Risite, University of Tulear (Madagascar)