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Recipients of AU-TWAS Awards
TWAS and the African Union collaborate with science institutions in African countries to enable them to award national prizes to young scientists.

2015 AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards

In 2015, eight countries awarded prizes. The AU-TWAS National Awards honoured young scientists from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Guinea, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.

Burkina Faso: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Tecnologique (CNRST), was presented to Clarisse S. Compaore (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Rainatou Boly (Earth and Life Sciences).

Cameroon: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation and the Cameroon Academy of Sciences, was presented to Patrick Lemougna Ninla (Earth and Life Sciences).

Egypt: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, was presented to Mohamed Farhat Othman Ismail Hameed (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Guinea: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS), was presented to Diakite Sory (Earth and Life Sciences).

Lesotho: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU and the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, was presented to Lebeko Bernard Poulo (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Mothibe Kebitsamang (Earth and Life Sciences).

Nigeria: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Nigerian Academy of Sciences, was presented to Okunola Adenrele Alabi (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Moses Eterigho Emetere (Earth and Life Sciences).

South Africa: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), was presented to Yahya Essop Choonara (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Marlien Pieters Loots (Earth and Life Sciences).

Sudan: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Higher Education for Natural Sciences and Sudan Institute for Natural Sciences (SIFNS), was presented to Sahar Shamseldden Mohamed Abdalla (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Hussien Mohamed Daffalla (Earth and Life Sciences).

 

2014 AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards

In 2014, seven countries awarded prizes. The AU-TWAS National Awards honoured young scientists from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.

Burkina Faso: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique et Tecnologique (CNRST), was presented to Drissa Sereme (Earth and Life Sciences).

Cameroon: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation and the Cameroon Academy of Sciences, was presented to Felix Kembe Assah (Earth and Life Sciences).

Egypt: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, was presented to Ahmed Mahmoud Abd El-Wahab Youssef (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Malawi: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the National Commission for Science & Technology was presented to Maurice Monjerezi (Earth and Life Sciences).

Nigeria: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Nigerian Academy of Sciences, was presented to Adewale Adewuyi (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Festus Basden Chiedu Okoye (Earth and Life Sciences).

South Africa: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), was presented to Daniel Christiaan de Wet Swanepoel (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Keren Middelkoop (Earth and Life Sciences).

Sudan: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Higher Education for Natural Sciences and Sudan Institute for Natural Sciences (SIFNS), was shared between Mohammed Sulieman Ali Eltoum and to Nashwa Abbas Farah Ibrahim Mohamed (in the field of ‘Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation’) and awarded to Gamar Eldeen Osman Magdoleen (Earth and Life Sciences).

2013 AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards

In 2013, nine countries awarded prizes. The AU-TWAS National Awards honoured young scientists from Egypt, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Egypt: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, was presented to Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan Hassanien (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Mohamed L. Elsaie (Earth and Life Sciences).

Guinea: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS), was presented to Ibrahima Sory Diare (Earth and Life Sciences).

Kenya: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU and the Directorate of Research Management and Development (DRMD), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, was presented to Benard Okelo Nyaare (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Florence Oyiera Habwe (Earth and Life Sciences).

Lesotho: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU and the Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology, was presented to Leboli Zachia Thamae (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Moeketsi Peter Ntakatsane (Earth and Life Sciences).

Malawi: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the National Commission for Science and Technology, was presented to Cosmo Socrates Abdul Ngongondo (Earth and Life Sciences).

Nigeria: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Nigerian Academy of Sciences, was presented to Adejuwon Adewale Adeneye (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Item Justin Atangwho (Earth and Life Sciences).

South Africa: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), was presented to Cornelius Scheffer (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Benjamin Landon Myer (Earth and Life Sciences).

Sudan: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Higher Education for Natural Sciences and Sudan Institute for Natural Sciences (SIFNS), was presented to Babiker Amro Hassan Eltayeb (Earth and Life Sciences) and shared between M.A. Mohammed Asadig, A.R. Mohammed Marmar, Mubark Ebrahim Edrees Ammar, Awad Elseid Mohammed Badr, E.Abdalah Abdalrahim Abdalhamid Emad and A.M. Ahmed Islam (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Zimbabwe: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences, was presented to Maxwell Barson (Earth and Life Sciences).

 

2012 AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards

In 2012, nine countries awarded prizes. The AU-TWAS National Awards honoured young scientists from Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeira, South Africa, Sudan and Zimbabwe.

Cameroon: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation and the Cameroon Academy of Science, was presented to Dr. Hyppolyte Kamdem Wabo (Earth and Life Sciences).

Egypt: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, was presented to Dr. Mohamed Mohamed Abou-shady (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Kenya: The prizes, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Directorate of Research Management and Development (DRMD), Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, was presented to Joseph Maurice Mutisya (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Christopher Mulanda Aura (Earth and Life Sciences).

Lesotho The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology and the Department of Science and Technology, was presented to Dr. Thimothy Molefi Thamae (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Malawi: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the National Commission for Science and Technology, will be presented to a young scientist working in the field of the Earth and Life Sciences. The name is to be announced.

Nigeria: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Nigerian Academy of Sciences, was presented to Olugbenga Solomon Bello (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and to Adedayo Oluwaseun Ademiluyi (Earth and Life Sciences).

South Africa: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa, was presented to Dr. Aletta E. Schutte (Earth and Life Sciences) and Dr. Thokozani Majozi (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation). AU-TWAS Awards

Sudan: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Sudan Institute for Natural Sciences, was presented to Yassir I. Y. Ali Dinar, Ibrahim M. El-Mojtaba, Altyeb A. A. Taha and Naser E. E. Taha who shared the prize in the field of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation. Mohammed M. H. Amir and Mohammed O. M. Osman shared the prize in the field of Earth and Life Sciences. The award ceremony, hosted by the Ministries of Higher Education & Scientific Research and Science and Technology, took place on 17 September 2012.

Zimbabwe The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences, was presented to Dr. Courtie Mahamadi (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

 

2011 AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards

In 2011, nine countries awarded prizes. The AU-TWAS National Awards honoured young scientists from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Lesotho, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan.

Benin The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Centre Béninois de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique, was presented to Dr. Ahokanou Fernand Gbaguidi (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Burkina Faso The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique et Tecnologique, will be presented to a young scientist working in the field of the Earth and Life Sciences. The name is to be announced.

Cameroon The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation and the Cameroon Academy of Science, was presented to Dr. Ayeoffe Fontem Lum (Earth and Life Sciences) by Mrs. Minresi, Secretary General on behalf of the Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation (in the picture with the prize winner and AU (left) and CAS (right) representatives).

Egypt The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology, was presented to Dr. Ismael Taha Ibrahim (Earth and Life Sciences) and Dr. Emad Fathy H. El-Shamy (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

 

Lesotho The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology and the Department of Science and Technology, was presented to Dr. Motlatsi Molati (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) during the official Award Ceremony that was held on Africa Union Day, on 9 September 2011.

Malawi: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the National Commission for Science and Technology, was presented to Dr. Davies Emmanuel Mweta (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Nigeria: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Nigerian Academy of Sciences, was presented to Dr. Emmanuel Iyayi Unuabonah (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) and Dr. Mayowa Ojo Owolabi (Earth and Life Sciences).

South Africa: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Department of Science and Technology of the Republic of South Africa and the Academy of Science of South Africa, was presented to Dr. Bernard Slippers (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation) by Professor Robin Crewe, President ASSAf and Mrs. Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology of South Africa.

Sudan: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Sudan Institute for Natural Sciences, was presented to three young scientists (shared prize) to Dr. Asaad M. Ali Khalid Ahmed, Dr. Ietidal E-T. Mohammed Abdel Rahman and Dr. Nada Babiker Hamza Babiker working in the field of the Earth and Life Sciences and two young scientists (shared prize) Dr. Eihab B. Mohammed Bashier and Dr. Abdelmoneim A.M. Sulieman working in the field of the Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation.

 

2010 AU-TWAS Young Scientist National Awards

In 2010, five countries awarded prizes. The AU-TWAS National Awards honoured young scientists from Cameroon, Lesotho, Malawi and Nigeria.

Cameroon: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation and the Cameroon Academy of Science, was presented to Dr. Tiabou Alembert Tchinda (Earth and Life Sciences) and Dr. Elie Kamseu (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Lesotho: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Communications, Science and Technology and the Department of Science and Technology, was presented to Dr. Puleng Matebesi (Earth and Life Sciences) and Dr. Lerato Lerato (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Malawi: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the National Commission for Science and Technology, was presented to Dr. Samson Mkali Idruss Sajidu (Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation).

Nigeria: The prize, awarded by TWAS, AU, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Nigerian Academy of Sciences, was presented to Dr. Theresa Obiekezie (Earth and Life Sciences).

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