Boosting African science through academies
Only nine of the continent’s 53 nations have science academies, despite the fact that the development of science is seen by many as a vital way for Africa to improve its well-being.
An InterAcademy Panel workshop held in Trieste in May 2001 addressed ways to strengthen science academies in Africa; to spur the creation of academies in nations where there are enough scientists to support an academy; and to pursue alternative strategies — for example the creation of science associations or regional academies — among African nations with too few scientists for a national academy to succeed.
Source: Third World Academy of Sciences
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