Dakar — March 2017
INGSA’s Francophone Africa training workshop, “Enhancing capacities in providing science advice to governments”, took place from March 5-7, 2017 in Dakar, Senegal. It brought together some forty scientists from a variety of levels and disciplines, as well as policy professionals. Discussions were held, in French, on models of science advice and promising practices for working at the interface between science and policy. The participants will form the basis of a network of science advisors across Francophone Africa and the rest of the continent.
- JIBAJI – Construction of a dam and governance of water resources
- DOUMBELANE – Mobilization of water and land resources for food security
- MULIKAMEE – Fighting unemployment, emigration and radicalization
- PANDERIA – Pandemics, panics and international borders
French versions of these case studies are available here.
- INGSA Africa – Dr. M. Oladoyin Odubanjo/Dr. Renee Street
- Les Scientifiques en Chef, le conseil et la diplomatie scientifique : principes & observations – Prof Rémi Quirion (in French)
- Le rôle des académies nationales en conseil scientifique – Prof. Maryse Lassonde (in French)
This workshop was organized as part of INGSA’s activities by the Académie Nationale des Sciences et Techniques du Sénégal (ANSTS) and the Fonds de recherche du Québec, in partnership with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Aid Programme and Trade and the Wellcome Trust.