about amasa

The US NAS in collaboration with several African Academies and funded by the Gates Foundation set up a program – The African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI). ASADI directly engages the best African scientists through the African science academies in building their capacity to provide independent, evidence-based advice to their governments and nations on all matters related to science and technology. Current participating science academies are Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. This program among other things has been instrumental in building capacity of the African Academies and led to the set up of the Annual Meeting of African Academies (AMASA) which has been organized annually for the last 9 years hosted by different countries. AMASA 10 will take place on 10th to 12th November 2014 at the Lake Victoria Serena Resort Hotel in Kampala, Uganda .

The meetings are used as a platform for exchange of information, knowledge, experience and ideas among the stake holders. They also enable the demonstration on how academies can provide policy advice on national as well as regional and global scales. The meetings focus on current public-policy challenges in which advisory processes of academies could add value for decision-making, as well as strengthen ties between academia, government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector

fellows and members

A Ugandan physician, academician, medical researcher and medical administrator. He is a Fellow of UNAS – FUNAS, and also an external affiliate of Institute of Medicine, USA. Currently he is the President of the Uganda National Academy of Sciences (UNAS); Professor of Medicine and Principal, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, with expertise in plant breeding, genetics, plant tissue and cell culture, biosafety/biosecurity/biopolicy and genomics.  More

garp launch

The Global Antibiotic Resistance Partnership (GARP) is an initiative of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP). This is a not for profit organization that conducts independent research. The program began in 2009 to address the challenge of antibiotic resistance in low- and middle- income countries.GARP working groups are country -led with guidance and collaboration from CDDEP. Research and policy directions are driven by local data,   More

amasa 10

The US NAS in collaboration with several African Academies and funded by the Gates Foundation set up a program – The African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI). ASADI directly engages the best African scientists through the African science academies in building their capacity to provide independent, evidence-based advice to their governments and nations on all matters related to science and technology.  More