EDCTP is recognised for its work in building capacities to undertake clinical trials in Africa for the fight against both the major and neglected infectious diseases. The Awards Committee notably praised EDCTP’s work in fostering the career development of individual junior and senior researchers from sub-Saharan Africa. This includes its support of training and mentoring of researchers and its promotion of the mobility of individual researchers and research staff.
Science Forum South Africa
The Science Forum South Africa was held in the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria, South Africa, on 8-9 December 2015. The Forum aims to encourage an open debate between all stakeholders on the role of science in society, in South Africa, and also in Africa and globally. The theme of the Forum is “Igniting Conversations about Science.” An important goal of the Forum is to promote international partnerships and solidarity. Prior to its plenary closing session, the Science Diplomacy Awards in a range of categories were conferred by Minister Naledi Pandor in recognition of achievements and excellence in international cooperation in science.
DST press release on the Science Forum: Africa cannot advance without investing in science