Capacity building in Africa


The aim of the Society’s capacity building work is to create a range of novel support mechanisms to successfully assist in building sustainable research capacity in sub-Saharan Africa.

Our programme provide support at an individual, institutional and national level.  These programmes seek to both develop the research base, acknowledge high-quality science in sub-Saharan African and provide support and advice at a national level to ensure  longer term sustainability. The key objectives of our capacity build programme are to:

  • recognise promising early-career scientists in Africa
  • contribute to the development of African scientific academies
  • promote collaborative research projects between the UK and African countries

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Our mission

To recognise, promote, and support excellence in science and to encourage the development and use of science for the benefit of humanity.

Our priorities

  • Promoting science and its benefits
  • Recognising excellence in science
  • Supporting outstanding science
  • Providing scientific advice for policy
  • Fostering international and global cooperation
  • Education and public engagement