Dr. David Musoke, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Disease Control and Environmental Health at Makerere University School of Public Health (MakSPH) has been selected as an Affiliate Member of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).
This membership will run for the period of 2022-2026. Affiliate Members of AAS, a pan African organisation transforming lives in Africa through science, are distinguished researchers who represent the continent’s talent and promising men and women from across the globe.
Dr. Musoke was one of the 47 successful candidates chosen from over 250 applications received by the AAS in response to their recent Call for Applications.
Dr. Peggy Oti-Boateng, the Executive Director of AAS, in her letter addressed to Dr. Musoke, congratulated him on his selection and recognized his achievements in public health."
“Given the large number of highly qualified individuals, the AAS instituted a rigorous review process to identify outstanding forty-seven (47) candidates for this fifth cohort of the AAS Affiliates. You should, therefore, be proud of this recognition which reflects your excellent achievements in the field of medical & health sciences,” Dr. Oti-Boateng said in the notification letter.
The AAS Affiliates Scheme seeks to support young and early-to-mid-career scientists in their efforts to develop into outstanding research leaders in their respective fields.
As an AAS Affiliate, Dr. Musoke will receive individualized professional development planning support, be enrolled in the AAS Mentorship Scheme, benefit from a range of career development activities, find opportunities to network and collaborate with a growing community of early and mid-career researchers regionally and globally, as well as benefit from other AAS opportunities as they become available.
Dr. Musoke's selection as an AAS Affiliate Member comes on the heels of his contribution to Environmental and Public Health training, research, and knowledge exchange in Africa and beyond.
He said it was a great honor to be selected as an AAS Affiliate member and expressed eagerness to work with other affiliates in contributing to the development agenda of the African continent.
“I am pleased to have been selected as an affiliate member of the African Academy of Sciences. Being part of the Academy will not only facilitat networking with other researchers on the continent but also provide opportunities to further enhance our teaching, research and community service”. Said Dr. Musoke
Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze, Professor and Dean, MakSPH congratulated Dr. Musoke and urged him to keep up the outstanding work for the betterment of the School, the entire Makerere University, country, and beyond.
By supporting young scholars’ professional growth pathways, and nurturing enabling research environments, the Affiliates Programme meets a significant need in African higher education and research institutions of supporting African-based scholars to become independent thinkers and leaders who can generate new ideas, knowledge, and innovative solutions to Africa’s challenges.
Through the Affiliates programme, the AAS plays a catalytic and supportive role to the African states and their sub-regional institutions in their responsibility to attract, support and retain excellent researchers who contribute to the continent’s development agenda.
More information on his AAS affiliate membership profile can be found at: https://www.aasciences.africa/affiliate/dr-david-musoke
By Davidson Ndyabahika