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Science at the US-Africa Leaders Summit, Washington, DC, 12-15 December 2022

ISC and partners will organise a series of side events focussing on the contribution of science to the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit and its outcomes taking place in Washington on 12-15 December 2022. The US-Africa Summit is intended to demonstrate the United States enduring commitment to Africa and underscore the importance of U.S.-Africa relations and increased cooperation on shared global priorities. White House Announcement

                       The programme is in development, so please monitor it for updates

The Summit will build on shared values to better foster new economic engagement; reinforce the U.S.-Africa commitment to democracy and human rights; mitigate the impact of COVID-19 and future pandemics; work collaboratively to strengthen regional and global health; promote food security; advance peace and security; respond to the climate crisis, and amplify diaspora ties.

ISC will organise a series of events designed to highlight the role and contribution of science to the US-Africa relationship under the heading of Science at the US-Africa Leaders Summit 2022. ISC organised a similar series of meetings during the last US-African Leaders Summit, which took place in 2014. The objectives of the meetings will be to highlight the importance of science in Africa, to foster greater collaboration between African nations and the US, and to increase investment in science for Global Health, Digital Transition, Space, Biological Diversity, Education and Skills, among other areas and to support an enabling policy and regulatory environment for science collaboration to flourish between Africa and the US.

Featured Speaker

avatar for Meshack Kinyua Ndiritu

Meshack Kinyua Ndiritu

Africa Union Commission
Space Applications Training Officer
avatar for Temidayo Orioson

Temidayo Orioson

Space in Africa
Managing Director
avatar for Olayinka Fagbemiro

Olayinka Fagbemiro

Astronomers Without Borders (AWB)/Nigerian Space Agency
Founder/Chief Scientific Officer
avatar for Ruth Pritchard-Kelly

Ruth Pritchard-Kelly

Senior Advisor for Regulatory & Space Policy
avatar for Raul Alfaro-Pelico

Raul Alfaro-Pelico

Senior Director
avatar for Adrienne Leussa

Adrienne Leussa

Director, Ecosystem partnerships
avatar for Julie Makani

Julie Makani

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Principal Investigator
avatar for Frank Mugyenyi

Frank Mugyenyi

Minerals African Development Institution
Executive Director
avatar for Olubukola Oluranti (Ademuyiwa) Babalola

Olubukola Oluranti (Ademuyiwa) Babalola

North-West University
Professor / Research Director


avatar for Sung, Connie

Sung, Connie

Michigan State University
Associate Professor
avatar for Zatloukal, Kurt

Zatloukal, Kurt

Medical University of Graz
Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Director of...
avatar for Dr. Ciccy Kityo Mutuluuza (MBChB, M.Sc, PhD)

Dr. Ciccy Kityo Mutuluuza (MBChB, M.Sc, PhD)

Joint Clinical Research Centre (JCRC), Uganda
Executive Director
avatar for Prof. Paschal Ruggajo (MD, MMed, MSc, PhD)

Prof. Paschal Ruggajo (MD, MMed, MSc, PhD)

Ministry of Health, Tanzania
Director for Curative Services
avatar for Prof Rimas J. Orentas (PhD)

Prof Rimas J. Orentas (PhD)

Caring Cross, Inc
Co-Founder, Board Chair and Scientific Director
avatar for Dr. Lukman Abdulrauf

Dr. Lukman Abdulrauf

Faculty of Law, University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies
avatar for Igxtelle Mbah Acha

Igxtelle Mbah Acha

Meta Platforms
Lead Counsel for Global Privacy Compliance

Azhee Akinrin

Market Access Africa
avatar for Mawulolo Ameko

Mawulolo Ameko

Applied Scientist (AIMS Alumnus)
avatar for Dorothy Amwata

Dorothy Amwata

Murang'a University of Technology
Associate professo
avatar for Karina Angelieva

Karina Angelieva

Government of Bulgaria
Deputy Minister of Innovation and Growth
avatar for Emmanuel Balandya

Emmanuel Balandya

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Director, Postgraduate Studies; PI, SPARCo-Tanzania
avatar for Boubakar Barry

Boubakar Barry

avatar for Mary Barton

Mary Barton

Odikwa Investments CC
Principal Consultant
avatar for Vid Beldavs

Vid Beldavs

Riga Photonics Centre
Chairman and Session Convener
avatar for Christian Bijitula

Christian Bijitula

EnvoConsult Group
CEO and Founder
avatar for Dr. Patricia Boshe

Dr. Patricia Boshe

University of Passau, Germany
Lecturer, Researcher
avatar for Justin Bryant

Justin Bryant

People Centered Internet
Secretary of the Board
avatar for David Buckley

David Buckley

avatar for Prof. Gene Bukhman

Prof. Gene Bukhman

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Medicine and Chair for NCDI Poverty Network

Guillaume Byk

European Commission
DG SANTE Health & Food Safety - Unit C1, Digital Health
avatar for Brian Chaboyer

Brian Chaboyer

SALT Board
avatar for Francis Collins

Francis Collins

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Former Director
avatar for Judith Hornby Cuff, PhD, MBA

Judith Hornby Cuff, PhD, MBA

Centre for Proteomic and Genomic Research, South Africa
Managing Director
avatar for Kim E Degnan

Kim E Degnan

Alliance for Collaboration in the Exploration of Space
Executive Director & Session Convener
avatar for ThankGod Ebenezer

ThankGod Ebenezer

European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) / African BioGenome Project
Bioinformatician / Founder
avatar for Samuel Edet

Samuel Edet

World Bank Group
Economist (AIMS Alumnus)
avatar for Daniel Ayuk Mbi EGBE

Daniel Ayuk Mbi EGBE

African Network for Solar Energy
avatar for Nic Erasmus

Nic Erasmus

South African Astronomical Observatory
avatar for Segun Fatumo

Segun Fatumo

MRC Uganda Entebbe; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; H3Africa Bioinformatics Network
Associate Professor
avatar for Abe Gerrano

Abe Gerrano

Agricultural Research Council
Senior Research Scientist
avatar for Dr. Raymond Gilpin

Dr. Raymond Gilpin

UN Development Program
Chief Economist & Head of Strategy, Africa Bureau
avatar for Pilar Gomez

Pilar Gomez

ISC Intelligence
avatar for Kevin Govender

Kevin Govender

IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
avatar for Shirley Martey Hargis

Shirley Martey Hargis

Atlantic Council
Non-resident Fellow
avatar for Yusuf Henriques

Yusuf Henriques

IndyGeneUS AI
Founder & CEO
avatar for Lewis L. Hsu, MD, Ph.D

Lewis L. Hsu, MD, Ph.D

University of Illinois Hospital
Professor Pediatric Hem-Onc
avatar for Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui

Oyakhilome Wallace Ibhagui

International Finance Corporation
Fixed Income Quant Strategist (AIMS Alumnus)
avatar for Linton Wells II

Linton Wells II

People-Centered Internet (PCI)
Vice Chair
avatar for John Irons

John Irons

USAID Power Africa Partnerships Office Director
avatar for Mohamed Janabi

Mohamed Janabi

Muhimbili National Hospital, Tanzania
Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Bulelani Jili

Bulelani Jili

Harvard University
Meta Research Ph.D. Fellow
avatar for Appolinary Kamuhabwa

Appolinary Kamuhabwa

Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Deputy Vice Chancellor ARC
avatar for Kamugisha Kazaura

Kamugisha Kazaura

African Union Commission
Director of Infrastructure and Energy
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77
avatar for Binta Koita

Binta Koita

avatar for Meissner Kristian

Meissner Kristian

Finnish Environment Institute
avatar for Rita Lawlor

Rita Lawlor

ARC-Net, University of Verona
Biobank Director
avatar for Geraldine Leader

Geraldine Leader

University of Galway, Ireland
Senior Lecturer
avatar for Kris Lehnhardt

Kris Lehnhardt

Baylor College of Medicine
Associate Professor
avatar for Scott  Madry

Scott Madry

University of North Carolina
Research Associate Professor
avatar for Litha Magingxa

Litha Magingxa

Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa
President and CEO
avatar for Nesia Mahenge

Nesia Mahenge

CBM International / MUHAS
Country Director and MUHAS SCD Adviser
avatar for Dr. Alex Makulilo

Dr. Alex Makulilo

The Open University of Tanzania
Professor of Law and Technology
avatar for Boitumelo Mangope

Boitumelo Mangope

University of Botswana
Senior Lecturer
avatar for Peter Martinez

Peter Martinez

Secure World Foundation
Executive Director
avatar for Hambani Masheleni

Hambani Masheleni

African Union Commission
A.g. Director, Department of Education, Science, Technology and...
avatar for Motlalepula Matsabisa

Motlalepula Matsabisa

Faculty Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Professor and Pharmacology IKS Research Director
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs
avatar for Vanessa McBride

Vanessa McBride

Office of Astronomy for Development
avatar for Kevin McPhee

Kevin McPhee

Montana State University
avatar for Thebe Medupe,

Thebe Medupe,

avatar for Joe Miller

Joe Miller

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Executive Secretary
avatar for Nina Nelly Mobula

Nina Nelly Mobula

DRC Women Professional & Political Consultancy Services
CEO and Founder
avatar for Vanessa Moeder

Vanessa Moeder

Senior Director of Global Public Health

Dkt. Godwin O. Mollel

Ministry of Health, Tanzania
Deputy Minister - Health
avatar for Francis Monyango

Francis Monyango

High Court of Kenya
avatar for Dr Grace Moshi

Dr Grace Moshi

KK Women and Children’s Hospital
avatar for Tabitha Mundia

Tabitha Mundia

International Finance Corporation
Deal Sourcing & Country Mgt - Kenya (AIMS Alumnae)
avatar for Meshack Ndiritu

Meshack Ndiritu

Africa Union Commission
Space Applications Training Officer
avatar for Ndeshihafela Ndivayele

Ndeshihafela Ndivayele

Mining & Process Engineering Society
avatar for Malula Nkanyemka

Malula Nkanyemka

Sickle Cell Programme, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam
Programme Manager
avatar for Regina Nthenya

Regina Nthenya

AOSK Health Association coordinator
avatar for Harold Ocholla

Harold Ocholla

Thermofisher Scientific
Global Health Equity Development Manager in charge of East Africa
avatar for Christiana Okyere

Christiana Okyere

McMaster University
Senior Research Associate
avatar for Prof. Olufunmilayo Olopade

Prof. Olufunmilayo Olopade

The University of Chicago, USA
Co-Chair of SickleInAfrica Consortium and Director, Center for...
avatar for Brian Omwenga

Brian Omwenga

Tech Innovators Network
Team Lead

Sekou ouedraogo

African Aeronautics & Space Organization
avatar for Angus Paterson

Angus Paterson

South African Insitute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB)
Managing Director
avatar for David Peloquin

David Peloquin

Ropes and Grey
avatar for Stephan Peter

Stephan Peter

Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena
avatar for Ambumulire Phiri

Ambumulire Phiri

national council for higher education
acting chief executive officer
avatar for Milind Pimprikar

Milind Pimprikar

Founder & Chairman and IKRI
avatar for Michael Potter

Michael Potter

Geeks without Frontiers
avatar for rahma rachdi

rahma rachdi

United States Press Agency
Correspondent- Head of Bureau
avatar for Khilona Radia

Khilona Radia

Antrum Biotech
avatar for Philippa Randall

Philippa Randall

Antrum BioTech

Ben Rosen

USDA ARS Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory
Research Biologist
avatar for Erik Ruuth

Erik Ruuth

Scientific Coordinator
avatar for Arafa Said

Arafa Said

SCD Patients Community of Tanzania (SCDPCT)
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Peter Schubert

Peter Schubert

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Director Richard Lugar Center for Renewable Energy
avatar for Intisar Soghayroun

Intisar Soghayroun

avatar for Sheetal Soni

Sheetal Soni

University of Kwazulu Natal
Senior Lecturer (Law)
avatar for Dr. Jonathan Spector

Dr. Jonathan Spector

Head of Global Health Strategy
avatar for Timothy Spuck

Timothy Spuck

STEM Education Development Officer
avatar for Charles Takalana

Charles Takalana

African Astronomical Society (AfAS)
Head of Secretariat (AfAS) & Co-Chair: IAU-GA2024 National Organising...
avatar for Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor

Visiting Faculty, Ex-Tutor & Researcher
avatar for Gianluca Tonolo

Gianluca Tonolo

International Energy Agency
Energy Access Analyst
avatar for Grant Tremblay,

Grant Tremblay,

Vice President
avatar for John F. Wharton

John F. Wharton

Global Connective Center