A Toolkit to Succeed in Neuroscience in Africa - an IBRO-ALBA-WWN-SANS webinar

Online Event


Following up on last year's webinar - What it takes to succeed as a neuroscientist in Africa, this panel discussion aims at creating a guide to the skill set needed to be a neuroscientist in the African continent. Chairs and panelists will illustrate different areas of expertise as part of the "Toolkit" by matching them to real life experience and solutions that they had to find while building their career as scientists.

This webinar is part of the ALBA webinar series on diversity region-specific issues, proudly supported by the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), and the second episode of the Africa series. It is organised in partnership with World Women in Neuroscience and SANS (Southern African Neuroscience Society.

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  • Co-chair: Dr Rachael Dangarembizi – Neuroscience Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa / ALBA Board of Directors / Member of The IBRO Africa Regional Committee (ARC) / Chair of the SANS Executive Committee
  • Co-chair: Prof Martha I. Dávila-García – Howard University College of Medicine, US / Member of WWN Executive Committee
  • Dr Chinna Orish – Department of Anatomy, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
  • Prof Dexter Tagwireyi – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  • Dr Lihle Qulu – Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa / Member of WWN Scientific Advocacy Committee
  • Prof Amira Zaky – Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science Alexandria University, Egypt / ALBA Advisor / Member of The IBRO Africa Regional Committee (ARC) 

6 panelists

This webinar is organized with the support of the International Brain Research Organization, a founding partner of the ALBA Network.

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Interested in mentoring in Africa? The ALBA Network, World Women in Neuroscience and SANS (Southern African Neuroscience Society, supported by IBRO, are organising a Mentoring Circle at the upcoming SONA Conference 2023 (11-14 July - Johannesburg, South Africa). More information: https://conference.sonafrica.org/