31 December 2012

Africa: Key Interviews of 2012

SciDev.Net looks back over the year's interviews, highlighting some of the most fascinating Q&A (question and answer) articles.

These include Q&As with the Princess of Jordan on science after the Arab Spring; the president of the International Council for Science on the science of sustainability; the AAAS's Vaughan Turekian on science diplomacy; the new head of one of the largest agricultural research organisations, CGIAR, about his vision for the organisation; as well as interviews with heads of science academies in South Asia on their views on development.

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Q&A: Princess Sumaya on science after the Arab Spring

Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan talks to SciDev.Net about hopes for science in the Middle East, science diplomacy and the role of women scientists.

Q&A: Denis Kyetere on innovative technologies for Africa's farmers

Denis Kyetere, executive director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, outlines his vision for the continent's farmers.

Q&A: Yuan Tseh Lee on achieving sustainability

Yuan Tseh Lee, president of the International Council for Science, tellsSciDev.Net what scientists must achieve at Rio+20.

Q&A: Vaughan Turekian on the AAAS's new science & diplomacy quarterly

SciDev.Net speaks to Vaughan Turekian, editor-in-chief of the AAAS's new quarterly publication, Science & Diplomacy, which launched this week.

New CGIAR head explains his vision for the future

Frank Rijsberman speaks to Busani Bafana about his plans for the CGIAR Consortium and the importance of agricultural research investment.

Q&A with Odenildo Sena on science in Amazonas

Odenildo Sena discusses Brazilian science policy and shares his views on the main challenges for pushing science in the Amazon region.

Science academies' role in development: presidents reveal it all

Science academies across South Asia and Africa are advocating for better science education and gender equity, reports T. V. Padma.

Q&A: Roseanne Diab on science academies and climate risk

SciDev.Net talks to ASSAf's Roseanne Diab about the role of science academies in climate change awareness and risk reduction.

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