Call for applications: ASSAf-TWAS-AAAS Regional Workshop on Science Diplomacy


The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office for sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA) and AAAS are seeking candidates to participate in the inaugural regional training workshop on science diplomacy to be held in South Africa, from May 21-25, 2018.

This training workshop is designed for young scientists (below the age of 40) living and working in sub-Saharan Africa and whose research and wider engagement has brought them into the international policy-making arena, as well as policymakers and diplomats interested in some of the central science-based themes that might influence their work, and representatives from NGOs and other sectors working at the science-diplomacy interface. Applications are invited from young scientists (up to the age of 40), as well as scientists and/or government officials, etc., with more experience in the policymaking arena (‘science diplomacy ambassadors’).

Applications close 9 February

The completed application should be submitted via the online system, which is accessible on http://bit.ly/sciencedipcourse

For any inquiries, please contact:

Ms Phyllis Kalele
Senior Liaison Officer
African Partnerships
Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)
Switchboard: +27 12 349 6600
Direct: +27 12 349 6635  
Fax: 086 407 2002 
Email: phyllis@assaf.org.za