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  • 6 December 2016

    Mohamed Hassan @ von Humboldt Foundation

    Mohamed Hassan delivered a talk at the 10th Forum on the Internationalization of Sciences and Humanities organized by von Humboldt Foundation, 20-21 November in Berlin. Read More

  • 30 November 2016

    Online workshop @FAO

    The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is holding webinars from 29 November-15 December 2016 to strengthen agricultural practitioners’ knowledge of practical means how climate change can be effectively communicated with food producers. Read More

  • 23 November 2016

    The Eighth Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention - update

    This conference, organised by the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) has been taking place 7-25 November 2016 in Geneva, Switzerland and IAP has contributed to the discussions with two reports. Read More

  • 23 November 2016

    AAS seeking new Executive Director

    The African Academy of Sciences is advertising for a new Executive Director to be located in the registered office in Nairobi, Kenya. Read More

  • 18 November 2016

    Education and Climate

    IAP science education programme represented at global climate change meeting in Morocco. Read More

  • 17 November 2016

    Fifth IPBES Plenary in Bonn

    The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is inviting relevant organizations to attend its next plenary session, taking place from 6-10 March 2017, in Bonn, Germany. This can be an opportunity for academies to provide input into IPBES processes. Read More

  • 17 November 2016

    LAUNCH Food challenge - call for innovations

    LAUNCH Food is a global call for innovators, entrepreneurs, or intrapreneurs with big ideas for improving health outcomes by enabling people to make healthy food choices. Read More

  • 10 November 2016

    World Science Day

    On World Science Day, the message from UNESCO's Director General resonates well with IAP's science education/science literacy programme. Read More

  • 7 November 2016

    Promoting responsible research in Africa

    IAP has teamed up with the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to promote responsible research and build awareness of dual-use research. Read More

  • 2 November 2016

    NASAC calls for scientific and non-academic reviewers

    The Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) is seeking for scientists and non-academic experts with expertise in energy systems, air pollution, health, provision of health services, climate mitigation and adaptation, land use and urban planning, and disaster risk reduction in the urban environment to review full proposals between Dec 2016- mid Jan 2017. Read More