A group of researchers, that included DrosAfrica members Isabel Palacios, Lola Martín-Bermudo and Marta Vicente, has met recently in Nairobi (Kenya) to discuss the possibility of creating an African Consortium on Functional Genomics. During the discussions it was clear the necessity for identifying high standing African researchers, and a unified theme for the consortium as well as the appropriate funding and possible stakeholders. A detailed report was drafted at the end of the meeting.

Droso4Nigeria member and DrosAfrica collaborator Rashidatu Abdulazeez has recently obtained a Flybase grant of USD2,000. The grant aims to train students from Federal Colleges of Education (F.C.E) across Nigeria in utilizing Drosophila as an effective teaching and learning tool within the biology curriculum. The primary objective is to enhance the quality of education and promote gender equality, aligning with the Nigerian Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets.