On the 5th of February 2021, the Pan-African Scientific Research Council announced its Inaugural Members, consisting of 492 researchers and professionals (and counting), making up the Council’s very first cohort, following its launch in June 2020.
Members have been selected for their proven excellence in research, potential for growth, and ability to contribute to engagement with policymakers on the African continent and we are excited that among them is one of our research fellows, Dr. Angella Faith Montfaucon. She has been selected as a Junior Fellow of the PASRC and you can find the list available at this link.
The Pan-African Scientific Research Council aims to highlight excellence in research on the African continent, promote career development of young scholars, and encourage interdisciplinary collaboration. According to the official statement, the Council will also strive to influence evidence-based policymaking in Africa, and communicate scientific research to a wide audience through public engagement. Upcoming efforts and initiatives will be focused on advancing these goals.
The Inaugural Member selection was made by the Council’s Evaluation Committee which was co-chaired by renowned Professor Leonard Wantchekon, founder of the Africa School of Economics and Professor and Raouf Boucekkine of Aix-Marseille School of Economics (AMSE); both fellows of the Econometrics Society.
The goals of the council align with the goals of SAIER and we are happy to continue making contribution to evidence-based policy in Africa!