See below for activities and opportunities organised by the INGSA-Africa Regional Chapter.

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2019 Essay Competition – Winners Announced!

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the INGSA-Africa Essay Competition.

Check out the winners and their essay abstracts now!

This competition was open to all scientists, professionals and policy makers that participated in INGSA science advice to governments’ workshops that were held in Hermanus, South Africa in 2016, Dakar, Senegal in 2017 and Kigali, Rwanda in 2018.

The essays were to address the state of science advice to regional, provincial, municipal or national legislative and executive branches of governments.

A prize of €300 and a diploma will be awarded to the best essays by a special jury appointed by INGSA-Africa.


Recent 2019 Workshops

Central Africa sub-regional workshop – Cameroon, August, 26 – 27 2019

The Cameroon Academy of Young Scientists, in partnership with the Chief Scientist of Québec, Professor Rémi Quirion and the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ)INGSA-Africa and the Cameroon Academy of Sciences, with the support of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation and the Ministry of Higher Education, held a Central Africa Sub-Regional Workshop on Government Science Advice from the 26th to 27th of August 2019 at the Yaounde Conference Center Hall, Cameroon.

The objective of this French-language workshop was to develop and reinforce the capacity of researchers, academicians, government members and civil society on the concept of Science Advice to Governments for decision making and implementation of Government evidence-based-practices.

For more information and to access the workshop materials, see the workshop page.


Ethiopia – 28th – 31st October, 2019

The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and INGSA were pleased to co-host a series of science advice workshops in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from the 28th to the 31st of October 2019.

The workshop series was designed for policymakers and scientists living or working in North Eastern Africa to enhance capacities in embedding evidence in policymaking at all levels of government.

The series of events included:

28-29 Oct A one and a half day science advice workshop with policymakers and select researchers and scientists
29 Oct A half day open public evidence informed policy-making forum – all welcome, particularly the academic and research community
30 Oct A one day workshop focusing on the role of science advice for health – seeking both policymakers and health researchers
31 Oct A one day science advice workshop dedicated for young scientists

For more information and to access the workshop materials, see the workshop page.


2018 INGSA African Workshops

August: Rwanda – Regional Workshop


2017 INGSA African Workshops

March: Senegal – Francophone Africa 

November: Nigeria – Learning Collaborative Workshop


2016 INGSA African Workshops

February: South Africa – Anglophone Africa