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André wins again

UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova, has announced that ASHC technical advisory group (TAG) chair André Bationo is one of the laureates of the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences for 2014.

In line with UNESCO’s goals to encourage research; mobilise science knowledge and policy for sustainable development and fostering capacity-building in science and innovation, the purpose of this Prize is to reward projects and activities of individuals, institutions, other entities or non- governmental organisations for scientific research in the life sciences with a view to improving the quality of human life.

André will receive a statuette of the artist Leandro Mbomio Nsue, a diploma and a cheque for $100,000.

An Award Ceremony will take place at the International Conference Centre of Sipopo, Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) tomorrow (15 September).

André was awarded the African Union prize for outstanding African science(the Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards) in January 2014. ASHC congratulates him on his continued success.