RISE Conference in Nairobi
The Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE) is a project of the Science Initiative Group (SIG), an organization dedicated to fostering science in developing countries and based at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ, USA. RISE was established in 2008 with the goal of strengthening science research and education in sub-Saharan Africa by increasing the population of qualified academic staff in the region’s universities. RISE’s broader goal is to build capacity in science, technology and innovation as a key to economic development in sub-Saharan Africa.
RISE is currently made up of five university-based networks spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa, each focused on a particular research area. The networks were selected by an international panel of distinguished scientists following a 2008 competition that attracted 48 proposals from 29 African countries. RISE supports scientists pursuing PhDs and master’s degrees on the continent through these research and training networks.
(RISE), an affiliate of AMMSI held a conference in Nairobi, Kenya from the 19th to 22nd April 2016 to celebrate its achievements over the past years. Participants from all over Africa attended the conference and shared their vast knowledge and experiences and got to learn about new tools, techniques and technologies, discussed advancements and challenges in the industry, while taking advantage of the rare opportunity to network face-to-face, and share best practices with peers from all over the map.
During the conference, Winners of the RISE Competitive fund were announced
Winners of the RISE Competitive Fund
From Left to right: Jane Namukobe, Majuto Manyilizu, Jane Tanner, Benjamin Kumwenda, Adenike Olaseinde