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Sunday, 22 August 2010

$100,000 award for African scientists

Here's a message from the African Union; additional details and the attachments mentioned in the message on the African Union's website at  

Dear Scientists,
Greetings from the African Union Commission.
It’s a pleasure for me on behalf of the AU Commission to remind you that the Grand and Prestigious AU Continental Scientific Award Competition is still open until 9 September 2010. You are challenged to win a grand prize of USD100,000 by simply completing the attached application form and submitting a few support documents.
The AU Commission is committed to raise the profile of African Scientists high, promote scientific development in the continent, and to recognize excellence among African scientists (women, men and to support you to persevere in your research or academic endeavors. This programme is a direct response to that.
You are cordially invited to apply for this award!
Please assist us in contact potential scientists in Africa by forwarding this e-mail with its attachments.
Good lucky
Hambani Masheleni
Senior Policy Officer
African Union Commission
Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology
Science & Technology and ICT Division

Monday, 2 August 2010

Prof. Sospeter Muhongo has returned to the University of Dar es Salaam

Prof Sospeter Muhongo, a Tanzanian who last year was one of two African candidates for the position of Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) but withdrew from the race after receiving scant support from African countries, has returned to the University of Dar es Salaam.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Geological Society of London, an Honorary Research Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

In addition, he is a fellow of eight highly learned professional societies. He was the founding Regional Director of the ICSU Regional Office for Africa, Pretoria, South Africa. Prof Muhongo is the Chair of Science Programme Committee (SPC) of the UN-proclaimed International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE) and the Vice President of the Commission of the Geological Map of the World (CGMW). He is the co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of African Earth Sciences (Elsevier) and Associate Editor of Precambrian Research (Elsevier).

He is a Full Professor of Geology at the University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and an Honorary Professor of Geology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Prof Muhongo has published over 200 well-acknowledged research articles, geological and mineral maps. He has delivered more than 250 invited keynote speeches around the world at international conferences.

Over the past two decades Prof. Muhongo has co-organized over 100 international STI and science policy conferences, including those on "Science with Africa" which are hosted by ECA, AUC and their partners. Prof. Muhongo is a Member of the International Experts Group (Global Science Forum) of OECD. He has occupied numerous important national, regional and international professional positions dealing with science, technology, innovation, earth resources, science policy and science diplomacy. Prof. Muhongo, recipient of numerous scholarly and professional awards, grants and fellowships studies geology at the Universities of Dar es Salaam and Goettingen (Germany). He graduated with Dr.rer.nat. degree from the Technical University of Berlin, Germany.

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