Ethiopian Academy of Sciences

The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences is a national academy founded on April 10, 2010.[1] Pediatrician Demissie Habte served as its inaugural president.[1] The founding class of fellows included 50 people across the natural and social sciences.[1] It was started by researchers from Addis Ababa University with support from the Royal Society until 2011.[2][1][3] Its founding executive director is plant ecophysiologist Masresha Fetene.[4] Brhane Gebrekidan, an agronomist, is vice president.[4] By 2022, only 9 percent of its fellows were women, the smallest percentage among academies in Africa.[5] It is a member of the Network of African Science Academies.[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d e Nordling, Linda (2010-04-09). "Ethiopia launches first science academy". Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2010.173. ISSN 1476-4687.
  2. ^ "New national academy of sciences for Ethiopia". Royal Society. 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  3. ^ Morell, Virginia (2010-04-09). "Ethiopia's First Science Academy". Science. doi:10.1126/article.30609.
  4. ^ a b "Founders of Ethiopian Academy of Sciences at Tadias Magazine". Tadias Magazine. 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  5. ^ Diab, Roseanne Denise; McGrath, Peter (2022-02-11). "Science academies, disciplinary groups lag behind on gender equality". The Herald. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  6. ^ Administrator, NASAC (2018-11-30). "Member Academies". Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  7. ^ Atabong, Amindeh Blaise (2019-12-13). "Africa's medical scientists are struggling to get funding to back their research". Quartz. Retrieved 2022-11-10.

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