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AYFST Elections kick off

The elections of the new AYFST Executive and Steering Committee members is currently ongoing. The elections come after the lapse of the term of office of the current office bearers and the subsequent call for nominations, following the resolutions of the 6th AYFST Executive Committee meeting.

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ATPS to Participate in the first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for Youth Employment, Human Capital Development and Inclusive Growth

ATPS, through its African Youth Forum for Science and Technology (AYFST) will participate in the first Africa Forum on STI for Youth Employment, Human Capital Development and Inclusive Growth in Africa. The forum, organised by the African Union Commission, UNECA and UNESCO in collaboration with ADEA and the African Development Bank, will be hosted by the Government of Kenya from 1st – 3rd April 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Call for Nomination and Elections of AYFST Executive members and Regional Steering Committee

AYFST is seeking nominations of dynamic trans-disciplinary individuals with leadership skills amongst its membership to stand for election to fill the executive positions of the forum for a 3 year term, renewable once.  ATPS members are invited to nominate candidates for the following positions: African Youth Forum for Science and Technology (AYFST) Chairperson African Youth Forum for Science and Technology (AYFST) Vice Chairperson AYFST Steering Committee members WHO CAN BE NOMINATED?

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AYFST Uganda meets to revive its activities

Members of the AYFST Uganda held a one day meeting to strategize on how to revive its activities in the ATPS Ugandan Chapter. The main objective of the meeting, which was held on 14th January 2012 at Makerere University, was to revive the AYFST Uganda Chapter’s national committee.

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“Factoring Young Voices to address Critical Challenges” a report on YPARD representative’s perspective on Science Forum 2011

science forum The Science Forum with focus on the ‘Agriculture-Environment nexus’ was held on 17-19 October 2011 and provided a good overview on the spread of activities, involvement and focus of Consultative Group on International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) and its umbrella organisation to addressing this interface. Point of view of experts outside CGIAR such as Asian Foresight Institute, Universities and think tanks was complimentary to understand the role, spread, significance of agriculture-environment nexus in conjunction with a bigger sustainable development domain.

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Call for papers and other opportunities - external

Public evaluation is open for the YoBloCo Awards! The CTA’s ARDYIS Project and its partners are proud to announce that public evaluation is now open for the “Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition” (YoBloCo Awards)!

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Bursary Opportunity for Agricultural Economics PhD Student

The Discipline of Agricultural Economics at UKZN is looking for a PhD (Agricultural Economics) student to work on a project funded by “Applied Center for Climate & Earth System Science – ACCESS”. The successful candidate will be working on “Livelihood impacts of climate-driven land-use changes: cost benefit analysis for forestry and sugarcane production in KwaZulu-Natal”.

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Round Table and Exhibition on Young Scientists and Youth Initiatives on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS)

The Indigenous Knowledge Centre at the North-West University (South Africa) in cooperation with the NRF/DST Chair on African Traditional Medicines (University of KwaZulu-Natal), the National IKS Office (Department of Science and Technology, South Africa), and The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, will be organizing round table discussions and Exhibition during COP 17 UN Conference in Durban (29-30 November 2011) on the Role of Indigenous Knowledge, Young Scientists and Youth on Climate Change in Durban. The venue will be at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Howard Campus).

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International Student Conference on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) - Call for abstracts

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)  Agency, in collaboration with the Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) Centre of Excellence at the North-West University (South Africa), the National Indigenous Knowledge Systems Office in the Department of Science and Technology, the University of Hohenheim (Germany), the University of Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa), University of Namibia (Namibia) and Hanseo University (South Korea) are organizing an International Student Conference on Climate Change and Indigenous Knowledge Systems. The conference will be held in Johannesburg, 15th -17th August 2011.

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AYFST Cameroon Celebrates the African Scientific revival Day

AYFSTCameroon September 30th 2010. AYFST Cameroon members at the Cameroon Scientific Revival Day (Click to enlarge) The African Technology Policy Studies Network in collaboration with the African Youth Forum on Science and Technology (AYFST) - Cameroon celebrated the African Scientific Revival day in Buea, Cameroon.

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The International Fulbright Science and Technology Award 2011, USA is announced

Applications are invited for the International Fulbright Science and Technology Award 2011, USA. for more details see:http://scienceandtech.

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Nothing for Us, Without Us: Africa’s youth pledge to adopt a proactive approach to Science, Technology and Innovation policy dialogue and practice

AYFST-AUG2010 About 50 percent of Africa’s population is below the age of 18, and 15.9 percent of it is between the ages of 18 and 24.

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ATPS Kenya supports Biochemistry students

ATPS through the Kenya Chapter supported the Nairobi University Biochemistry Student's Association (NUBSA) annual dinner and workshop that was held on 4th July 2008 at the Safari Park hotel, Nairobi. The workshop was held under the theme Impact of biotechnology on the Kenyan economy and largely aimed to demystify the concept of biotechnology in Kenya.

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