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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.
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
The African Science Academy Development Initiative
The RISE Concept
2iE: International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering
Amadou Hama Maiga
The World Bank and Regional Initiatives
Role of Universities in Regional Training and Research
Speech - Opening Remarks
Noah Wekesa of the Kenyan Ministry of Science and Technology, read by Samuel Oreta