Bame Sanah Keabetswe to Represent RISE at ESOF 2016

Bame Sanah Keabetswe in the laboratory at the Okavango Research Institute in Maun, Botswana
This text is from an article on the EuroScience website. The full list of African awardees can be found there.
The forecast for science in Africa has brightened over the past decade. Driven by the power of demographics, economic growth and political will, Africa’s science and technology landscape is transforming rapidly as many countries have entered a period of rapid growth and leaders are starting to see science and technology as the keys to progress.
In this aspect, global cooperation is vital. Initiatives such as the the Science Forum South Africa and the Next Einstein Forum show that Africa is becoming an attractive playing field for young scientists from all over the world.
EuroScience is committed to making scientific research a part of Africa’s long term development and involving African scientists in the global science debate. To quote Thierry Zomahoun, Director of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, EuroScience wants to “contribute to creating a generation of scientists who will lead Africa’s transformation.”
Thanks to the generous support of the Robert Bosch Foundation, EuroScience was able to open a call for Travel Grants to support African researchers and research administrators with their travel, registration and accommodation costs to attend the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) 2016 in Manchester (23-27 July 2016). Every two years, ESOF brings together 4,500 scientists and leading thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from more than 90 countries, to discuss current and future breakthroughs in contemporary science. ESOF therefore serves as an excellent platform where scientists, politicians and other stakeholders can meet, discuss and advance the impact of science and its applications on societal challenges, including ethical issues and policies.
With over 300 applications and just 45 grants to award, the international jury faced a tough selection. After careful deliberation, the jury is pleased to announce that SSAWRN MPhil student Bame Sanah Keabetswe has been awarded a grant to attend ESOF 2016.
Learn more about Bame and her research here, on the RISE Blog.
June 2016