Central Africa Workshop – August – Science Advice in Africa: Illusion or Opportunity

(To see this information in French visit: www.cayscam.org/workshopscienceadvice/)

The Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists (CAYS) in collaboration with Fonds de Recherche du Quebec (FRQ), the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA-Africa), Cameroon Academy of Science (CAS), the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (MINRESI) and the Ministry of Higher Education (MINESUP) is be organising an international workshop on Science Advice to Government on the theme: Science Advise in Africa: Illusion or Opportunity. 

The workshop will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon from August 26 – 27th 2019, and aims at developing and strengthening the capacity within academia, research institutes and non-government organisations to develop theoretical and practical approaches to the use of science advise and scientific evidence in informing policy at all levels of government and civil society.

The two-day workshop is open to researchers and policy makers in the Central African Region (Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon).

Selection to the events is highly competitive and interested participants can find more information on www.cayscam.org/workshopscienceadvice/ (French)

The language of the workshop will be French. Deadline for application is 20th April 2019.

The workshop will be followed by the Inaugural Conference of the Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists (CAYS) from 28th – 29th August 2019 with the theme “Young Scientists – Catalysts for Innovation and Development”.

For more information please send an email to confcays2019@cayscam.org or cameroonyoungacademy@gmail.com