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Nature’s “Science in Africa”

August 15, 2011 in Things We Like

The June 29th issue of Nature features a really interesting collection of articles on the challenges African countries face in scientific research and development.  The pieces provide a wide range of perspectives and opinions on the state of science in Africa–including first-hand accounts of the issues facing scientific advancement in African nations, and an editorial piece that posits ways in which researchers in wealthier nations can contribute to scientific growth in Africa.  All of the articles are good reads, highlighting the need for sustainable solutions to the lack of scientific funding and research capacity in the developing world, and hopefully getting people thinking about how they can help build a global scientific community.