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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

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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.
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Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla

Dr Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla is the AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science based in Kigali, Rwanda where he leads a group of postdocs, PhD and master students. Prior to this, he was the director of research and the senior scientist in climate modeling and climate change at the WASCAL Competence Center, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Within the same institution and simultaneously with these, he was also appointed as head of climate change and climate variability research cluster and acting coordinator of observation networks at different periods of time. Dr Sylla completed a postdoc at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy and he was a research scholar and lecturer at Loyola Marymount University | Los Angeles, California, USA. His research interests focus on climate modeling, climate change (i.e. projections, uncertainties, extremes, hazards and risks), climate information and climate service. With more than 12 years of post-PhD experience, he has authored/co-authored more than 60 publications in international climate journals and books (see my google scholar:
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5NfYsoUAAAAJ&hl=en), has taught diverse climate related courses in different universities in Africa and contributed to numerous trainings, workshops and conferences around the World. Dr. Sylla has participated to the IPCC Assessment Report 6 where he acted as a Lead Author for WG1 Chapter 12, a contributing author for WG1 Chapter 11 and WG1 Atlas, and a contributing author for the WG2 Chapter 9: Africa