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The African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence (ARISE) Announces its 2nd Scientific Conference Catalyzing Research and Innovation for Development

The Institut Pasteur de Tunis, is thrilled to announce the 2nd Scientific Conference of the African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence (ARISE), organized by the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), with close collaboration of the Institut Pasteur de Tunis. 


Event Highlights:
Dates: June 4-6, 2024
Venue: Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Hammamet, Tunisia
Theme: Catalyzing Research and Innovation for Development

The conference will convene over 100 guests, including policymakers, thought leaders, scholars, and ARISE Fellows, who will explore advances, challenges, and opportunities in enhancing investments and partnerships to drive research and innovation for development. The conference will feature a series of scientific sessions, panel discussions, keynote addresses, poster presentations, and research spotlight talks of the 47 ARISE grantees from 38 African countries.


Keynote speakers will address global and African imperatives on cooperation in research and innovation. Distinguished speakers include:

  • Prof. Ali Mrabet, Minister of Health of Tunisia (TBC)
  • Prof. Moncef Boukthir, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research,Tunisia (TBC)
  • Prof. Samia Menif, Director General, Institut Pasteur de Tunis
  • Dr. Peggy Oti-Boateng, Executive Director, AAS
  • Prof. Lise Kosten, President of the AAS
  • Mr. Marcus Cornaro, Head of Delegation, EU Delegation to Tunisia
  • Prof. Mohammed Belhocine, Commissioner, ESTI, African Union Commission
  • Prof. Quarraisha Abdool Karim, President of The World Academy of Sciences
  • Dr. Obed Ogega, Programmes Manager of the AAS

The ARISE program, implemented by the ASS and launched in December 2020, is an innovative Research and Innovation (R&I) support initiative funded primarily by the European Union, with additional support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. ARISE provides a dynamic platform for R&I exchanges within Africa and beyond, contributing to sustainable development, economic growth, and job creation across the continent.

The ARISE program is supporting 47 innovative and ground-breaking projects led by highly promising investigators from 38 countries across the continent. Institut Pasteur de Tunis hosts the only Tunisian beneficiary of the ARISE program, Dr. Emna Harigua.

The opening ceremony will feature keynote addresses from esteemed experts. The conference aims to cultivate a vibrant community of ARISE scholars dedicated to advancing their careers and transforming lives in Africa through science.
Outcomes and key messages from the conference will be presented at the 9th edition of the Science Summit, to be held alongside the 79th UN General Assembly in September 2024. Insights from ARISE are expected to contribute significantly to global efforts to meet international commitments and address emerging challenges and opportunities.
For more information about the ARISE program and the conference, please visit AAS ARISE.

About The African Academy of Sciences (AAS):
The AAS is a non-aligned, pan-African organization headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya. It aims to drive sustainable development in Africa through science, technology, and innovation. The AAS supports initiatives that enhance the continent's research and innovation capacities, promoting scientific excellence for the benefit of society.




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