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July 26th, 2019 / MENA FM

Key recommendations:

  • policymakers and science academies must work openly and inclusively together to ensure that evidence informs policy formulation, implementation and review;
  • more opportunities should be created to bring scientists and policymakers together. This could happen through, for instance, fellowships or secondments;
  • programmes that engage the African science diaspora and develop science policy leadership should be scaled up; and,
  • cooperation should be strengthened between academies of established ‘senior’ scientists and early career ‘young’ scientists. Young academies are especially effective at engaging with universities, schools and the public. Read more …