Workshops in French-speaking Africa

Science, technology and innovation (STI) are crucial for the achievement of national, regional and international development objectives in many domains including health, education, food security, the fight against climate change, and natural resource exploitation. Science advisors are increasingly called on by policy-makers to develop and implement evidence-based public policy. With this in mind, INGSA is organizing a series of training workshops designed to strengthen capacities for providing science advice to governments, especially on the African continent.

The first of these workshops was held in Hermanus, South Africa in 2016. Following the workshop’s great success across English-speaking African research communities, Professor Rémi Quirion, Québec’s Chief Scientist and member of INGSA, together with the President of the Académie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal (ANSTS), represented by Professor Doudou Ba, hosted the first training workshop on “Enhancing capacities in providing science advice to governments” for Francophone Africa in Dakar, Senegal, in 2017. Similar workshops are being organized in partnership with local Academies to cover the entire sub-region.

Upcoming workshops: