The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) Mauritius Youth Ambassador, Dr Devina Lobine has been selected as one of the 20 scientists to attend the Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) which 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 helps mid-career African academics develop 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.
The leadership programme aims to:
Identify early- to mid-career academics who have demonstrated leadership potential and an interest in developing key leadership skills
Support them to apply the acquired skills to projects that are relevant to the academic development on the continent and its impact on society
Create a network of academic leaders on the continent, spanning not only across countries, but also across disciplinary boundaries
Advance a curriculum for academic leadership development which can be utilised in other institutions in Africa and beyond.