The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) has selected 22 early career scientists through a merit based review process for the second cohort of the AAS Affiliates Programme that recognises exceptional young scholars. The 22, who are PhD holders and below the age 40, were selected from Benin, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia and will be AAS Affiliates during 2017 to 2021.
Dr Nomakholwa Stokwe, Stellenbosch University (Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences) and Dr Wesley Doorsamy, University of Johannesburg (Engineering Technology and Applied Sciences) represent South Africa in this cohort. Dr Doorsamy is a former NRF grantholder.
The AAS set up the Affiliates Programme in 2015 to recognise, mentor and assist early career professionals to develop into world class research leaders.