Morocco has been elected Vice-President of the African Council for Scientific Research and Innovation (CARSI) at the Constitutive Convention of this AU Specialized Advisory Body, held from 27 to 29 November in Abuja.
In addition to Morocco, represented at this constituent congress by a delegation from the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, Zambia, Nigeria and Cameroon were also elected vice-presidents, while the presidency returned to the Academy Kenya Science. The first day was also marked by the validation of the statutes of CARSI.
According to a statement from the Hassan II Academy of Science and Technology, the Moroccan delegation consisted of Driss Ouazar, a resident member of the Academy and Abdeslam Hoummada, the scientific director of the academy.
CARSI is responsible, inter alia, for promoting excellence in scientific research and innovation in Africa, as well as for mobilizing resources to support research programs and activities, in line with AU policy in this area.