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Nelson Torto

The African Academy of Sciences

Nelson Torto is the Executive Director of The African Academy of Sciences (The AAS). The AAS is a non-aligned, non-political, not-for-profit pan African organisation whose vision is to see transformed lives on the African continent through science. Under his leadership, the goals of The AAS are to promote partnerships, mobilise the african scientific community, lead science advocacy efforts and ensure research findings are incorporated into policymaking. Prior to joining The AAS, Torto was the founding Chief Executive Officer of the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation. He has had an illustrious academic and research career. He is a Fellow of the African Academy of Sciences, Inaugural Fellow of the Botswana Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has a PhD in analytical chemistry from Lund University in Sweden and a MSc from the University of Botswana. He is a Fellow of The African Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK). He is also a recipient of several international awards, is an accredited Time To Think Coach and Facilitator, as well as an Ontology Coaching practitioner.

Falling Walls Circle has welcomed and inspired a high-profile and multidisciplinary audience from science-focused institutions including AAAS, African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, European Research Council, Helmholtz Association, and UNESCO; renowned universities including MIT, NTU Singapore, Oxford and Stanford; global companies including BASF, Robert Bosch, Dow Europe, and X; senior government officials from Germany, the Russian Federation, the UK, and the USA; non-governmental organisations such as the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the Nobel Foundation, the World Economic Forum and the XPRIZE Foundation; as well as industry pioneers from D-Wave, Element AI and Google DeepMind.

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