Mr. Stanley Maphosa

International Liaison Manager, Academy of Science of South Africa

Mr Stanley Maphosa is the International Liaison Manager of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf). Leading a team of six high level professional staff, Stanley is responsible for Strategic Partnerships with global science networks, Overseas Collaborations and African Collaborations, Gender in Science Technology and Innovation as well as Young Scientist Liaison. His role is to develop relations with science academies at bilateral levels as well as multilateral organisation that have a science interest. He is involved in science diplomacy, internationalisation of science, science advice and science communication.  Besides hosting of The World Academy of Sciences Regional Office of sub-Saharan Africa (TWAS-ROSSA), his team is also responsible for the hosting of the South African National Chapter of the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), the South African Young Academy of Science (SAYAS) and the International Council for Science Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA). He previously worked for 12 years at World Vision International in South Africa and Southern Africa, from grassroots to senior management level. Stanley holds a Master’s degrees in Development Studies, Post Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, Honours  Degree in Development Studies, Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication Studies  and a Diploma in Primary Education from various universities.