2007 Planning Workshop

The African Academy of Sciences and SIG convened a two-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya, in June 2007, to plan RISE.  Sponsored by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the workshop brought together scientists, educators, administrators, government officials, and development experts from Africa and abroad to help shape the initiative.

The planning meeting and extensive consultations that followed led to the drafting of a Request for Proposals, which was distributed widely to universities in sub-Saharan Africa in December 2007.

Planning Meeting

RISE Workshop - Nairobi, Kenya (June 4-5, 2007)

Back, left to right: John Boright, Iba Kone, Samuel Akatch, Amadou Hama Maiga, Wandera Ogana, Nelson Torto, Yonas Yemshaw, K.A. Ako-Nai, Burton Mwamila, Mike Hughes, Stephen Agong
Middle, left to right: Mike Ehst, Jackie Olang, Alan Anderson, Mohamed Hassan, Shere Abbott, Phillip Griffiths, Aissétou Yayé, Al Watkins, Turner Isoun, Berhanu Abegaz
Front, left to right: Arlen Hastings, Sara Hastings, Terri Givens, Francis Gudyanga, JPR Ochieng'-Odero, Paul Mugambi, Shem Arungu-Olende, John Ssebuwufu, Olusegun Adewoye



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2iE: International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering
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The Role of Science Academies in Promoting Science Education Programmes in Africa
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The Role of Private Sector in Building Capacity – Cisco Networking Academy Program
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Overview and Analysis of African Regional Networks: Summary of a Report for the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa
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Role of Universities in Regional Training and Research
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World Bank Observations on Building STI Capacity for Development
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Speech - Opening Remarks
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