Africa Science Leadership Program (ASLP)

From a large number of strong applications from across the continent, Dr. Lydia Aziato, after two rounds of assessment, has been selected as one of the inaugural 20 fellows of the Africa Science Leadership Program (ASLP). The training will take place in Pretoria, between 7-­‐12 June, 2015.


Overview of the Program
The ASLP is a new initiative of the University of Pretoria in partnership with the Global Young Academy, funded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. It serves early- to mid-career researchers in basic and applied science, engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities.
The program aims to grow mid-career African academics in the areas of thought leadership, team development, engagement and collaboration, with the intention of enabling them to solve the complex issues that face both Africa and the global community.
The leadership program:

  • Identifies early- to mid-career academics who have demonstrated leadership potential and an interest in developing key leadership skills
  • Supports them to apply the acquired skills to projects that are relevant to the academic development on the continent and its impact on society
  • Creates a network of academic leaders on the continent, spanning not only across countries, but also across disciplinary boundaries
  • Advances a curriculum for academic leadership development which can be utilised in institutions in Africa and beyond.