The African Society in Digital Science

Call for Applications for the USA/Africa Young Scientist Program / Appel à candidatures pour le programme USA/Afrique pour jeunes scientifiques

The call for applications is now open! To attend, please review the eligibility requirements and submit your application via the online application platform by August 14, 2023:
The U.S.- Africa program brings together outstanding young scientists, engineers, and medical professionals from the United States and the member countries of the African Union for a series of symposia to discuss exciting advances and opportunities in their fields. The goal of these meetings is to enhance the scientific exchange and dialogue among young researchers in African countries and the United States, including the African science diaspora, and through this interaction, facilitate research collaboration within and beyond the region.
The second symposium will take place in partnership with l’Académie Hassan II des Sciences and Techniques on January 16-18, 2024 in Rabat, Morocco. Attendees will discuss advances across a broad range of multi-disciplinary topics through five plenary sessions, each led by two co-chairs:

 Committee Chairs

Dr. Abdelazizz Berrado, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Dr. Leonard Pease, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, United States

 Session I: Human-Technology Interaction

Co-Chair: Dr. Deji Coker, Booz Allen Hamilton, United States
Co-Chair: Dr. Aisha Walcott, Google, Kenya

Session II: Sensing Technologies
Co-Chair: Dr. Slimane Bah, Mohammed V University, Morocco
Co-Chair: Dr. Amal El Ghazaly, Cornell University, United States

Session III: Green Technologies for Climate Adaptation
Co-Chair: Dr. Omowunmi Mary Longe, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Co-Chair: Dr. Abhishek Roy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, United States

 Session IV: Vaccine Manufacturing

Co-Chair: Dr. Emmanuel Margolin, Afrigen Biologics (Pty) Ltd, South Africa
Co-Chair: Dr. Jamie Spangler, Johns Hopkins University, United States

 Session V: One Health

Co-Chair: Dr. Tarik Benmarhnia, University of California, San Diego, United States
Co-Chair: Dr. Salome Bukachi, University of Nairobi, Kenya

 Travel of selected participants will be covered. This symposium is supported by the Rutter Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


 Jan 16 – 18, 2024
Académie Hassan II Des Sciences Et Techniques


U.S.-Africa Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Policy and Global Affairs
Science and Engineering Capacity Building
Biology and Life Sciences
Computers and Information Technology
Earth Sciences
Energy and Energy Conservation
Engineering and Technology
Environment and Environmental Studies
Food and Nutrition
Health and Medicine
Policy for Science and Technology
Middle East and North Africa
North America
Sub-Sahara Africa


Participants for the U.S.-Africa Frontiers program need to meet the following qualifications:
Be an emerging leader in science, engineering or medicine. Active researchers and professionals from industry, academia, public service, non-profit and other sectors with a terminal degree are eligible to apply (current students are not eligible);
Have completed your highest degree less than 15 years ago. Selected members are typically within 10-12 years of their advanced degree at the experience level of assistant/associate professor or equivalent in a non-academic setting;
Professional proficiency in English;
Be employed in the U.S. or one of the African Union member countries, but citizenship of the country of residence is not required;
Have demonstrated accomplishments in science, engineering, or medical research, or technical work with recognizable contributions to advancing their fields;
Be interested in developments in other fields (and in engaging with people working on them) and be able to consider how advances, techniques, and approaches in those areas relate to the nominee’s own field; and
Conduct research with a strong potential for developmental impact in the US and/or Africa (participation in scientific projects,/scientific meetings/contribution to the promotion of S&T within society).


Science by women

It is a pleasure for us to inform you that we  published the ninth edition of Science by Women, with 26 participating centers and 28 fellowships. You can find all the information here: Mujeres por África 9th Edition – Science by Women – Mujeres por África (

We kindly ask you to share the call for proposals at your university and with your research colleagues to encourage them to participate

Tania Tena Pérez

Técnica de Proyectos

T: ‪+34914570945


Objet: Prix Ovide Arino

L’ESMTB et la SFBT décernent conjointement tous les deux ans le Prix Ovide Arino à un·e jeune chercheur·e d’un pays du Sud éligible, pour une contribution remarquable en biologie mathématique ou théorique, réalisée en collaboration avec un pays européen ou francophone.

Date de clôture de l’appel : 15 septembre 2023 (date prolongée)

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The ESMTB and the SFBT jointly award every two years the Ovide Arino Outreach Award to a young researcher from an eligible Southern country, on the basis of a remarkable contribution in mathematical or theoretical biology, carried out in collaboration with a European or French-speaking country.

Closing date for applications : September 15th 2023 (deadline extended)

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Invitation to the Franco-African Webinar Series

Greetings to you from the African Society in Digital Sciences (ASDS).

This is to inform you that the Franco-African Webinar series is scheduled to hold as follows:
Presenter:  Dr Tunde Adegbola
Executive Director, African Languages Initiative (ALT-I)
Topic: Making Artificial (AI)Intelligence Work for Africa
Time: Wednesday, May 24, 4:00 pm WAT.

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Please find attached to this email, a flyer for dissemination.

Looking forward to your active participation at the webinar.

Vivian O. Nwaocha (PhD)
Secretary General
For: African Society in Digital Sciences (ASDS)
Tel: +2347033157862 |Email: