Project Incubator Award launched in SA with US$15,000 cash prize

EMRC and the Rabobank Foundation officially launched the Project Incubator Award for the AgriBusiness Forum 2011, to be held from 16-19 October 2011 in...

Strong leadership is a critical determinant of success in ending hunger

Strong leadership is a critical determinant of success in ending hunger / From reducing to eradicating hunger: a new common goal that can make...

South African scientists win first Obasanjo science prize

Two South African researchers have been awarded the inaugural Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for scientific discovery and technological innovation, for their work on HIV/AIDS and herpes...

African business leaders to focus on scientific progress in partnership with the World Bank

The Africa Business Champions for Science is a new group of influential figures from industry with a passion for science, technology and innovation on...

How innovation is flourishing at the grassroots

SciDev.Net reporters across the developing world describe exciting initiatives aimed at supporting innovation in local communities and remote areas. From small-scale hydro-powered electricity in Malaysia...

AFRICA: Local academics excluded from policy-making

Crafting of policies in Africa largely excludes African academics, with over-reliance on donor agencies and foreign consultancies. But universities can play a key role...

World Leaders Recommit to Ending Neglected Tropical Diseases, Citing Remarkable Progress Since 2012

Governments and private donors pledge US$812 million around five-day summit in Geneva; World Health Organization releases data showing medicines to prevent NTDs reach nearly...

Kenya: Programme for women scientists brings research to the poor

Winning a fellowship with the African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) programme for her research was just the first step for Kenyan...

Competition to raise Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project awareness

Pretoria - A competition aimed at raising public awareness about Africa's bid to host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) among high school pupils is...

Zambia scales up agriculture e-voucher scheme

Zambian farmers could gain faster access to agricultural products and services with an  electronic voucher scheme. The 'e-voucher project' — the first of its...

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