The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Discovery and/or Technological Innovation

Date limite d'inscription: 6 Décembre 2018.

The Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for Scientific Discovery and/or Technological Innovation is intended to reward and honor African scientists who have made outstanding contributions in scientific discovery or technological innovation. The Prize has been named in honor of the former President of Nigeria, H.E. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo in recognition of his exemplary statesmanship and leadership at the national, regional and international levels and his contributions to political well-being, socio-economic development and the positive role he has played in nurturing the spirit of scientific discovery and technological innovation in the African continent. Among Chief Obasanjo’s towering achievements are:

  • President of Nigeria from May 1999 to May 2007;
  • Chairman of the African Leadership Forum;
  • Patronage of The AAS through an endowment fund of caUS$5 Million.

Chief Obasanjo is also a member of the Africa Progress Panel (APP), an independent authority on Africa launched in April 2007 to focus world leaders’ attention on delivering their commitments to the continent, and also serves as the special envoy of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to Democratic Republic of the Congo.

H.E. Olusegun Obasanjo was a personal friend of the founding president of The African Academy of Science, the late Professor Thomas R. Odhiambo, and a pioneer patron whose government made considerable contribution to the Endowment Fund of The African Academy of Sciences. In recognition of the foregoing, and in order to nurture the spirit of scientific discovery and technological innovation that would serve socio-economic development, the General Assembly of The AAS upon recommendation by its Governing Council has instituted this pan-African Olusegun Obasanjo prize for scientific discovery and/or technological innovation. The aim of this prize is to reward and honor African technological scientists and innovators who have made outstanding contributions either from Africa or from the Diaspora.

Le Prix

The AAS seeks to promote and foster growth of a vibrant African scientific community, and to stimulate and nurture the spirit of scientific discovery and technological innovation that would serve socio-economic development in Africa. The Chief Obasanjo Prize will be awarded to each of the following fields:

1. Biotechnology
2. Energy
3. Information and communication technologies, and
4. Material sciences.

Conditions Governing the Prize

Le prix Olusegun Obasanjo pour la découverte scientifique et / ou l'innovation technologique est décerné une fois tous les deux ans à des scientifiques individuels ou à un groupe de scientifiques que le comité de sélection considère comme ayant permis une découverte scientifique ou une innovation technologique exceptionnelle qui génère des avantages sociaux et économiques pour le développement. du continent. Ces avancées peuvent être basées sur des recherches avancées dans des établissements d’enseignement supérieur ou de recherche ou sur des observations empiriques issues de systèmes de connaissances autochtones et locaux.

The responsibility for selecting the laureate of the Olusegun Obasanjo Prize lies with the International Prize Committee which applies a comprehensive selection procedure to ensure that those who are awarded the Olusegun Obasanjo Prize meet the highest standards of scientific or technological breakthroughs. Such breakthroughs should have either direct or indirect, but significant positive impact on sustainable development, including management of natural resources, and protection of the environment with national or regional significance.

A major criterion of the International Prize Committee is that the nominee(s) is (are) evaluated on his/her (their) merit and achievement. The other criteria are as follows:

  • The nominee(s) should be actively involved in the scientific or technological area in which s/he has made noticeable contribution;
  • The nominee’s works should be either already patented or has the potential to lead to a patent
  • The nominee’s work should have multiplier effect.

Value of the Prize

Le prix, qui sera attribué tous les deux ans, comporte trois volets:

1. Cash award of US$5,000 but this may periodically be reviewed and adjusted by the Governing Council (GC) of The AAS;
2. Gold Medal inscribed; and a
3. Citation – in a form of certificate.

Le prix peut être attribué à un particulier ou conjointement à deux personnes ou plus qui se partageront le prix en espèces à parts égales.

Admissibilité

Le prix est ouvert à tous les scientifiques et technologues africains et ne reconnaît pas les différences de genre, ethniques ou géographiques. Les scientifiques et les membres nationaux recrutés ou ayant exercé des fonctions de conseiller principal auprès de l’AAS ne peuvent être nommés. De même, le prix ne peut être attribué à une personne qui est actuellement membre de l'organe directeur de l'AAS. De même, le prix ne peut être attribué à une personne qui est actuellement membre de l'organe directeur de l'AAS.

Sélection

The GC of The AAS shall appoint every two years, a Prize Selection Committee of up to five experts (in the field of technological/engineering sciences, intellectual property, etc), with The AAS President as its inaugural Chairman of the Committee.

The Selection Committee reserves the right to seek further nominations or to refuse the nomination of any person. All material considered by Committee and their deliberations remain strictly confidential.

All decisions taken and recommendations made by the Prize Selection Committee are binding and final, and no correspondence will be entered into in regard to such matters. No contractual or other legal relationship shall arise between the Committee, its members or/and any person nominated for the Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for scientific discovery and/or technological innovation.

Nominations

Les candidatures doivent être soumises sur le système en ligne AAS Ishango. Les auto-nominations seront acceptées. Veuillez suivre les instructions ci-dessous.

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