African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE)

The Commission of the African Union is committed to support the use and development of science, technology and innovation in Africa and has, since 2008 been running the African Union Kwame Nkrumah Awards for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE).

These awards are in memory of the Great Pan-Africanist and First President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, a firm believer in African liberation and unity! A man who pursued a revolutionary pan-African policy, with a strong vision extending beyond national boundaries, for the creation of a new Africa, “a federal union of African states”. He is among the key founding fathers of the then Organization of African Unity in 1963, an important pan-Africanist organization, which later become the African Union in 2002. Today the “dream and determination” of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah inspires Africa in all facets of development.

The AUKNASE programme is implemented at national level for young researchers, regional level for women scientists and continental level open to all scientists in Africa. The Continental level is the highest level of the programme. The objective is to give out scientific awards to top African scientists for their scientific achievements and valuable discoveries and findings.
This form is to be used to nominate suitably qualified candidates for either the Continental Level Award for USD100,000 or Regional Level Award for Women Scientists for USD20,000.
Please read the “Rules of Procedure carefully for the requirements of each level before nominating a candidate.

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