28th July 2015
She was a key note speaker at the Madagascan National Academy of Arts, Letters and Sciences (AcNALS) in Antananarivo in Madagascar during multiple IFS events in 2008. Recently, in 2013 she was involved in the Africa-wide Women and Young Professionals in Science Competitions where IFS partnered with CTA, FARA ANAFE, RUFORUM and the NEPAD in planning and coordinating the Africa-wide science competition.
Professor Gurib-Fakim backed and supported the consortium to help African women and young professionals in science, in order to raise their profile and reward their scientific contributions and technological innovations, and to showcase the demonstrated impact of their work on development, and to help them attract further funding to support their work (see IFS Annual Report 2013 p.48-49). Most recently in May of this year she was actively reviewing IFS research proposals.
In a recent SciDevNet interview, she reported: “We know that science and technology have been very important tools for improving livelihoods, creating wealth and, of course, changing the destiny of many countries”. She hopes to build on a literacy base to advance research and science-led development in Mauritius.
On behalf of everyone at IFS may I send our very best wishes to Ameenah Gurib-Fakim for a successful Presidency.
Dr Gunga Oyuntsetseg
No. of IFS Grants: 2 (2002; 2005)
Prof Vincent Fondong
No. of IFS Grants: 1 (1994)
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21st September 2015
The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dr Nighisty Ghezae is to be appointed as the new Director of IFS from October 1st 2015. Dr Ghezae will take over from the current Director, Dr Graham Haylor, who has, inter alia, led the successful development, launch and implementation of a 10-year …
9th September 2015
On 20-21 August, 2015, IFS hosted a Consultative Meeting on Scientific Equipment Policy together with our long-standing partner the African Academy of Sciences near Nairobi. This is one of the concluding activities in the current phase of a MacArthur Foundation-funded project. In addition to colleag…
28th July 2015
IFS has signed new Memorandum of Understanding with the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe). The new agreement streamlines the way the two organisations aim to support and complement each other to build the capability of early-career scientists in Africa through training as…
22nd April 2015
IFS has signed new Memorandum of Understanding with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). The new agreement streamlines the way the two organisations choose projects in support of the peaceful use of chemistry and expands the scope of OPCW support to IFS.
15th April 2015
The second ’Carolina Mac Gillavry - IFS Collaborative Research Award’ recognizes the top ranked application to the 2014 IFS call for collaborative research. The award goes to Team InvAfrica comprising: Mr Oludare Oladipo AGBOOLA, Obafemi Awolowo University Nigeria, Dr Palesa Natasha MOTHAPO, Stellen…