Highlights from the programme:

  • Welcome remarks by the President of the Mauritius Academy of Sciences and Technology, Dr Jean-Claude Autrey and the Honourable and Scientific Research, Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomon
  • Keynote address by Her Excellency, President of the Republic of Mauritius, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim
  • Presentations by established African NYAs and progress report of Senior Academies on establishment, impact and mutual engagements with NYAs in respective countries
  • Diaspora-Africa Re-connect Session
  • Breakout Sessions on climate change, energy, communicable diseases, sanitation / waste management, science education, funding of research, capacity building of young scientists in Africa

Core Dates:

24 October 2016 Opening ceremony, Women in Science Session: An African perspective, Reflection on 1st Africa meeting,bridging Senior & Young Academies
25 October 2016 Reconnecting Diaspora in Africa, Young & Senior Academies’ Presentations, Science Leadership in Africa, Global Sate of Young Scientists
26 October 2016 African NYA Movements,African NYAS Advancement & Closing Note


For more information please see Final Programme 2nd Africa Young Academies Regional Conference