DELTAS Africa Annual General Meeting 2018

The African Academy of Sciences is organising the third Annual Meeting of the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science (DELTAS Africa) programme, which will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 9-11 July.

This year’s event  theme is, The View from Halfway, in line with the focus on the Mid-Term Review (MTR) being conducted to assess the progress of the five-year DELTAS Africa programme. DELTAS Africa, the Developing Excellence in Leadership, Training and Science Africa, is  a US$100 million programme supporting the Africa-led development of world-class researchers and scientific leaders in Africa.

The MTR seeks to identify gaps and challenges and to make recommendations to improve implementation. To this end, presentations by Programme Directors funded through DELTAS Africa will highlight  progress from 2015—when the first grants were awarded—to date.

In addition to presentations focused on the MTR, the agenda will include sessions on science communication, scientific publishing and engagement.

Scientists and researchers from 21 countries across the globe involved in the DELTAS Africa programme will be in attendance.