The Secretary-General of Association of West Africa Universities (AWAU) Prof. Abdullahi Yusufu Ribadu participated at a workshop organized by the African Union Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STR) on 27th June 2018 at its headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. AU-STR is a specialized institution of the African Union which has been at the vanguard of promotion of science and technology in the past 6 decades at the continental level.
The African Union Network of Sciences is a virtual network that involves a wide range of African Scientists, Engineers, Technology developers, innovators, inventors and individuals working together to interact, cooperate, exchange information and complement one another in research and academic work, to address the African Science and Technology development challenges.
The workshop was aimed at intimating Vice-Chancellors, Principal Officers of Nigerian Universities and Heads of Scientific Associations and Institutions with detailed information about AUNS and hands-on training on the use of the portal. The participants are expected to serve as champions of the AUNS Portal and to promote it as a common platform for knowledge sharing within the academia. Presentations were made by the Executive Director Dr. Engr. Ahmed Hamdy, Drs Kyari Mohamed and Gilbert. The participants and the officials of AUNS exchanged ideas on the effective use of the portal in order to achieve the set objectives of the AU-STR.