Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP)

The Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) is a new initiative of Future Africa as part of the University of Pretoria and the Global Young Academy, with the support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The programme grows mid-career African academics in the areas of thought leadership, team management and research development and enables them to contribute to the development of a new paradigm for science in African, focused on its contribution to solving the complex issues facing both Africa and the global community.

Visit the Africa Science Leadership Programme site

View the ASLP cohorts:

ASLP 2015 

ASLP 2016

ASLP 2017



The leadership programme:

  • 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 other institutions in Africa and beyond.


More information can be seen on the ASLP Site

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