Milestones and Deliverables

The work will start as soon as the working groups are formed. The SteeringCommittee of this proposal, with support from the InternationalAdvisoryCommittee, will establish the structural organization mentioned in Section 2. When this is done, a kickoff meeting will be organized by the STC. Calls for proposals, letters of intent and/or white papers will be announced and encouraged. The SteeringCommittee and the host institute will agree on the date of the final symposium. Tentative milestones and deliverables of the project, as well as the activities are summarized below.



  • October - December 2020
    • Formation of IAC, working groups and group conveners
    • First meeting with IAC and group conveners / invitation to stakeholders
  • January - April 2021
    • Definition of subgroups of each working group
    • Consultation with the IAC / stakeholders
  • May - July 2021
    • Call for nominations of subgroup conveners
    • Selections of subgroup conveners
    • Start of regular group meetings
    • Africa-wide town hall
  • August - October 2021
    • Call for Letters of Intent
  • October - December 2021*
    • From LOIs to White Paper study groups
    • Community planning meeting: December 12-18, 2021 during the African Conference on Fundamental and Applied Physics (Progress on White paper studies, Outline of the Strategy report)


  • January - March 2022
    • Group contributions to the report
    • Preliminary draft of report
    • Consultation with IAC & Stakeholders / IAC & Stakeholders feedback
  • April - June 2022
    • White paper study groups finalized
    • Report matured
    • Community feedback
  • July - September 2022
    • ASFAP symposium
    • Community feedback
  • October - December 2022
    • Final report endorsed by IAC
    • Report submitted to the AfPS (African Physical Society) Executive Committee
    • Report submitted to the African Academy of Sciences and other Stakeholders in Africa, and distributed widely

-- KeteviAssamagan - 2020-10-16, Update: FairouzMalek - 2021-04-15

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