Scientific and technological achievements have become commonplace. As remarkable as these achievements are for other regions of the world, enormous challenges and opportunities remain to be addressed in Africa. Although vital for development, Africa’s science, innovation, education and research infrastructure, particularly in fields such as Fundamental and Applied Physics, has been over the years under-valued and under-resourced. The vision is that Africa should take its equal place as a co-leader in the global scientific process, along with all the social-economic benefits thereto. The necessity of initiating ASFAP has become essential for Africa, hence our ambition and motivation to jump-start this process.
The full proposal of the African Strategy is accessible at Founding Document.
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PHYSICS GROUPS and OTHER FORA
For the strategy on fundamental and applied physics, there are working groups, committees and fora in the areas as listed in the menu on the left panel. Strategic capacity development, retention and research in these areas will play an important in the development of Africa. These groups may be subdivided into subgroups as necessary.
MILESTONES AND DELIVERABLES
A tentative timeline of milestones and deliverables is available here. It will be revised according to progress until the release of the final report.
The African Strategy will produce a report to inform the African and broader communities about the strategic directions likely to effect positive impacts in physics education and research in the next decade. This report should help African policymakers, educators, researchers, communities and international partners in national, regional and pan-African prioritization of educational and research resources and activities.
The African Strategy will produce a report to inform the African and international partners about the strategic directions likely to effect positive impacts in physics education and research in the next decade. The report will enhance the performance of education systems to achieve a sustainable future. It will mobilize Africans and serve as a roadmap on key initiatives.
The flagship initiatives set out in the ASFAP report will show how Africa can make decisive contributions in prioritizing education, scientific research and research infrastructure. This report also will help the African citizens, policymakers, educators and researchers to set ambitious agendas and mobilize efforts and efforts to achieve them.