Workshop on Regulation of Agricultural GM Technology in Africa: Mobilizing Science and Science Academies for Policy Making held on 15-16th April 2013.
The Regional Network for Science Academies in Africa (NASAC) and Seven Academies of Sciences in Africa, scientists and journalists deliberated the roles of science academies in the Regulation of Agricultural GM technology in Africa in at a two day workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop was organized by the Kenya National Academy of Sciences (KNAS) and Academy of Sciences of South Africa (ASSAf) with funding from NASAC-Leopoldina collaboration. The event also provided a platform for the launch of ASSAf policy makers booklet on GM.
This scheme is for scientists who want to develop collaborative research consortia between sub-Saharan Africa and a university or independent research institute in the UK.
The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences-EAS (a member academy of NASAC) in consolation with some of the stakeholders has now reached a decision as to when it plans to hold AMASA-9. The event comprising ASADI Board Meeting, Annual Meeting of African Science Academies, and a conference, titled ‘Biotehnolgy for Africa’s Development’ will be held 10 to 14 November 2013, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Details on progress we make on this side shall be communicated to stakeholders, including sister academies and the ASADI Administration in due course.