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A New Decade For Science In Africa

Pan-African networks are discussing the need for more local funding and a new plan for the future of scientific research in Africa.

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African Hall in Ethiopia is the headquarters for the UN Economic Commission for Africa.

Most of us don’t think of Africa as a hub for scientific development.

But fact is, there is a lot of important research being done by African scientists in African facilities, such as the impressive work done at Kenya’s Centre for Geographic Medicine Research in Kilifi.

The main problem is gaining local support to fund research projects.

The buzz of reform is in the air, and scientists are excited for what they believe to be a new decade of science on the African continent.

Read More:

  • African Nations Vow to Support Science (NatureNews)
  • Second Science with Africa Conference (EuropAfrica)
  • Global Research Report: Africa (SciDev)
Molly Plunkett

is a journalism student at Indiana University and an online producer for A Moment of Science. She is originally from Wheaton, IL.

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