Zimbabwean Scientists in the Diaspora Meeting

Academy of Science of South Africa (2016)

ASSAf in collaboration with Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS) hosted a meeting for Zimbabwean scientists in the diaspora in September 2016. The purpose of the meeting was to connect expatriate Zimbabwean young and senior scientists in South Africa, with a view to exploring possibilities for the scientists to contribute towards supporting and strengthening ZAS and the Zimbabwe Young Academy of Science (ZIMYAS) and in turn, the science system in Zimbabwe.


1.Opening and Welcome 2. Purpose of the Meeting 3. Keynote Address 4. Presentation by ZAS - Overview and Challenges 5. Presentation by ZIMYAS: Overview and Challenges 6. Discussion 7. Breakaway Session 8. Feedback to Plenary by Breakaway Groups 9. Suggestions on the Way Forward 10. Closing Remarks from Participants 11. Vote of Thanks and Closure