The Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP), now in its sixth year, has given us the opportunity to design and facilitate innovative leadership workshops in Africa. Early-career researchers are given the opportunity to reflect, discuss, design and co-create initiatives to explore the interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary leadership that is required for the next generation of African scientists. This program has spawned several local and regional science leadership programs, facilitated by the scientists we’ve trained.
The success of the ASLP let to a similar program, the ASEAN-SLP, bringing the creative, collaborative lens on leadership to young researchers in Southeast Asia.
We’ve supported the Global Young Academy with a number of interactive leadership workshops at global and regional conferences, as well as facilitating workshops about the Syrian refugee crisis and about science policy advice.
We’ve also worked with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to facilitate networking workshops for women in science and technology in the Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Mozambique.
Because we’re part of the Knowinnovation team, we bring our expertise accelerating scientific innovation to help scientists reflect on how best to collaborate between and across disciplines, and to bring an inclusive, collective leadership approach to young researchers as they reflect on their own leadership style.