African Science Academy Development Initiative: Prioritizing Food Security Policies For Health and Development in Africa
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Welcome to the homepage for the African Science Academy Development Initiative (ASADI). This year our conference, from Nov. 14 to 15 in Cameroon, focuses on food security policies for health and development in Africa. ASADI was established in 2004 to strengthen African academies' ability to inform government policy-making and public discourse with independent, evidence-based advice. You can also check last year's conference.

  • News release

  • Read about the impact African scientists are having on their government decision-makers and the public at large.
  • Read a dialogue between scientists and policymakers on how they can better work together.
  • Listen to the keynote address given by Dr. Isatou Jallow, chief of gender, mother, and child health service, policy strategy, and program support division, UN World Food Programme
    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3.
    View the slides.
  • The Press Conference was moderated by Peter Essoka, senior reporter, Cameroon Radio & Television. On the panel were Dr. Vincent Titanji, fellow, Cameroon Academy of Sciences, and chair, InterAcademy Advisory Panel for the 2006 ASADI conference; Dr. Isatou Jallow, chief of the gender, mother, and child health service, policy strategy, and program support division, UN World Food Programme; Prof. Robin Crewe, president, Academy of Sciences of South Africa; and Enriqueta Bond, chair of the Board on African Science Academy Development, and president, Burroughs-Wellcome Fund.
    Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4.
  • Quotes from ASADI conference participants.

  • Listen as Daniel Lantum, regional coordinator for Africa for the International Council for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders, presents a case study< of how scientists helped inform policies to iodize salt and reduce the incidence of goiters in Cameroon.
    Part 1 Part 2.
    Look at the accompanying slides.
  • Listen to a presentation by Dr. A. Namanga Ngongi, former deputy executive director of the World Food Program, who spoke about strategies to reduce vulnerability to drought, crop losses, and market crises.
    Part 1 Part 2

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