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ANTSI Annual Report 2007
(2008). ANTSI Annual Report 2007. UNESCO: Nairobi. 48 pp.

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Document type: Annual report

Keywords
    Annual reports; Information handling; Marine

Abstract
    One of the Networks’ achievements in the year under review was the successful organization of the Conference of Vice- Chancellors, Deans of Science, Engineering and Technology (COVIDSET 2007). This biennial Conference serves as a forum both for the exchange of ideas and experiences as well as for the sensitization of University leaders on trends in science and engineering education in the region and globally and for University leaders responsible for Science and Engineering Education to meet and dialogue on strategic issues in Science andEngineering Education.In 2007, the forum met again to consider the theme “Relevance of Science, Engineering and Technology Training to development challenges in Africa”. !e Conference was held in Midrand, South Africa from 24-27 September and was attended by over 150 University leaders and representatives of various organizations and donoragencies.ANSTI is also pleased to report that in 2007, it welcomed twelve (12) new members: Kenya IndustrialResearch and Development Institute (KIRDI), (Kenya); Lagos State University, (Nigeria); University forDevelopment Studies, (Ghana); Busitema University, (Uganda); University of South Africa (South Africa); FederalUniversity of Technology, Minna, (Nigeria); University of Dschang, (Cameroon); Redeemer’s University,(Nigeria); Akwa Ibom University of Technology, (Nigeria); University of Douala, (Cameroon); Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (Nigeria) and Mkar University, (Nigeria).The list of all member institutions is givenin Appendix VI. The list of members in good standing (i.e. members who have paid membership fees in the last2 years) is also presented in Appendix X.In the same year, the Network awarded ten (10) postgraduate fellowships to staff of member institutions. !e fellowships, just like in previous years,enabled the successful candidates to pursue their postgraduate studies.The Network also awarded eight (8) conference grants during the year. the grants were awarded to senioracademic staff to enable them attend international conferences to present their research and to have their worksubjected to peer review. Two (2) of the awards granted were to enable the organization of conferences to which academic staff members of ANSTI institutions were invited.The ANSTI Governing Council Meeting was held during the year and the Coordinator presented a report on the Network’s activities to the Council members. The Network also undertook several activities for the dissemination of information including the publication of the African Journal of Science and Technology (AJST), the production of four ANSTI Newsletters, and the strengthening of the ANSTI website. Another important activity that took place in 2007 was the launch of the Network’s five year strategic plan. This plan will guide the policies and programme of the Network for the period 2007- 2011.

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