As part of Merck Foundation STEM Program for Women and Youth, Merck Foundation plans to conduct  3rd edition of their annual “UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit” on the 28th and 29th of November 2017 in partnership with Government of Mauritius, UNESCO,  African Union  and African Governments.  

  • UNESCO MARS brings together researchers from across Africa to discuss the generation, sharing and dissemination of research data and to prepare for the road ahead in Africa’s development as an international hub for excellence in scientific innovation.
  • During the Summit, the winners of 2017 MARS Best African Researchers Awards and MARS Best African Women  Awards will be announced as part of Merck Foundation long term commitment towards empowering women and youth in STEM with special focus on Scientific Research in Cancer Research and Vaccines Development.

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Ministerial Panel Empowering Women and Youth in STEM with special focus on Scientific Research - Challenges & Solutions to be considered in the National Strategy in
Africa and Developing Countries

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UNESCO-Merck Africa Research Summit -MARS 2016 Ethiopia

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Merck Africa Research Summit Award Ceremony. Empowering Women and Young Researchers
Abstract Book – the winners of UNESCO MARS-2016
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UNESCO – MARS 2017 White Paper
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UNESCO MARS 2017 Award Winners


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Constantine Asahngwa, Cameroon, Best Young African Researcher Award, 2nd place winner Patricia Rantshabeng, Botswana, Best Young African Reseacher Award 1st place winner Rogomenoma Ouedraogo, Burkina Faso, Best African Women Researcher Award 2nd place winner More
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