• Participants at the SONA 2013 Biennial Conference in Rabat, Morocco
  • Students and Faculty Staff at the 26th IBRO AFRICA School on Advanced Behavioural Neuroscience 12-18
  • Kenya Ubongo Brain Awareness Campaign / Brain Bee Championship 2013 Team Receive Donation of Books f

SONA Conferences

SONA Conference 2017

The 13th International meeting for Society of Neuroscientists of Africa will be held in Entebbe, Uganda from 11th through 14th June 2017.

As part of its activities, SONA holds an international conference every two years and publishes a newsletter twice a year Read more..


Neuroscience Schools

The IBRO Africa Neuroscience schools are organized for graduate students or junior faculty in order to promote neuroscience research and teaching in Africa Read more..

NeuroCampaign| Brain Awareness Week

Held every March, Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is a global campaign to increase public awareness of progress and benefits of brain research  Read more..

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About Sona

SONA is a non-profit organization registered in Nairobi, Kenya and functions as the umbrella organization for the regional and national neuroscience societies and groups in Africa. The society's mandate is to promote research and teaching in neuroscience in Africa.As part of its activities, SONA publishes a newsletter twice a year and holds an international conference every two years.



  • Reduced registration rate for SONA conference
  • SONA Newsletter twice a year
  • Information on research and training opportunities for African neuroscientists
  • Eligibility for travel assistance to SONA conferences and workshops



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SFN Meeting 2016
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12th International Conf

12th International Conference on Brain Energy Metabolism (ICBEM)"Energy Metabolism and Neuron-Glia Interactions in Brain: from Molecular Mechanisms to Novel Therapeutic Approaches”

IBRO/ARC Busaries 2016
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Letter IBRO-ARC plans

A letter from Sten Grillner, IBRO Secretary General, and Pierre Luabeya, IBRO Africa Regional Committee Chair, regarding IBRO-ARC 2016. The letter provides information regarding the IBRO-ARC plans for training in neuroscience and support in development of African Neuroscience.

Scholarships and Financ

Scholarships, grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards, loans and many support options for international students who wish to study on a UK course



IBRO ARC Event Funding
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The University of Cape

The University of Cape Town is now offering a sub-specialty in Addiction Psychiatry. This is a 2 year program, open to psychiatrists and clinical psychologists, of which at least one year should be spent on site on Cape Town. See:

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Recent and Upcoming Neuroscience Events in Africa