20 finalists; 10 for each category, will compete for the top five places in each competition on 15 - 16 July 2013 during the two-day Side Event which is an integral part of the 6th Africa Science Week and FARA General Assembly, 15 20 July 2013, in Accra, Ghana. The winners will be announced during the FARA General Assembly.
The judges are: Prof. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, Managing Director, CEPHYR, Mauritius (Chief judge); Ms Marjorie Niyitegeka Kyomuhendo, PR & Strategic Communication Specialist, Makerere University, Uganda; Dr Demba Farba Mbaye, Virginia Tech University, USAID/ERA project, Dakar, Senegal; Prof. Robert Kariuki Obura, Deputy Principal (A&R), Laikipia University College, Kenya and Prof. Abdoulaye Gouro, Executive Secretary, Conseil national de la recherche agronomique du Niger (Niamey, Niger). Key note speakers are Professor Agnes Mwangombe, Principal, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya (Women) and Dr Graham Haylor, Director, International Foundation for Science (IFS) Sweden (Young Professionals).
The prizes for the Women in Science are: 1st Prize Trophy, laptop and $5,000 cash, books; 2nd prize laptop and $ 3,000 cash, books; 3rd prize laptop and $2,500 cash, books; 4th and 5th places - $1,500 cash each, books.
The prizes for the Young Professionals in Science are: 1st Prize Trophy, laptop and $3,000 cash, books; 2nd Prize video camera and $ 2,000 cash, books; 3rd Prize digital camera and $1,500 cash, books; 4th & 5th places - $1,000 each, books. Special prizes will be announced.