AIMS Ghana joins UNESCO’s network of centres of excellence

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On 15 May 2018, Ghana’s Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh signed an agreement with the Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay approving the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana as a category II Centre of Excellence, at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris. This comes after the Ghana’s approval to host a UNESCO centre of excellence in …

AIMS annonce le premier groupe de lauréates en Science du changement climatique

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15 mai 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – Aujourd’hui, l’institut Africain des Sciences Mathématiques– Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) annonce le premier groupe de lauréates en Science du changement climatique : Docteur Nana Klutse du Ghana, Docteur Jessica Nosizwe Paula Thorn, une sud-africaine vivant aux Etats-Unis et Docteur N’Datchoh Evelyne Toure de la Côte d’Ivoire. “Le changement climatique représente l’un des plus grands …

AIMS announces first cohort of Women in Climate Change Science Fellows

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15 May 2018, Kigali, Rwanda – Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) announces the first cohort of Women in Climate Change Science Fellows: Dr. Nana Klutse from Ghana, Dr. Jessica Nosizwe Paula Thorn, a South African national living in the United States and Dr. N’Datchoh Evelyne Toure from Ivory Coast. “Climate change represents one …

African Development Bank commits to support AIMS’ drive to train Africa’s mathematical scientists & innovators

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Earlier this week, the African Development Bank (AfDB), led by President Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), led by Patron of the High-Level Advisory Council and former President of Nigiera, Olesegun Obasanjo, initiated a groundbreaking relationship to build an industry-led research institution. The meeting was held at AfDB headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. AfDB and …

Profiling African Women Scientists working on Climate Change

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Do you know a bright African woman scientist who is using science to address climate change issues such as food security, agriculture, biodiversity, water management etc? Nominate yourself or someone you know today to be profiled in our 2018 publication featuring Promising African Women Climate Scientists. Full name: Institution: Bio: short bio (500 words max) Contact info: Deadline for submissions: …

Africa’s most accomplished scientist, Prof Allotey goes home at last

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The mortal remains of the late Prof Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, a renowned Ghanaian scientist were laid to rest on Saturday after burial service at the Roman Catholic Church at Saltpond in the Central Region. The late Professor Allotey died on Thursday November 2, 2017 at age 85 year.Ghanaians and foreigners from all walks of life, especially from the world …

Professor Allotey to be given state burial on February 23

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The late renowned scientist, Professor Francis Kofi Ampenyin Allotey, will be honoured with a state burial, the government has announced.The Mathematician died aged 85 on November 2, 2017, and will be buried on February 23, 2018. The Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, said President Nana Akufo-Addo recognizes the efforts of Professor Allotey in the development of Mathematics and Science in Ghana.“We …

Cameroonian Minister of Secondary Education surprises in service teachers during training

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On January 23rd 2018, the Minister of Secondary Education, Mr. Ernest Bibehe surprised the second batch of AIMS Cameroon Teacher Training Program (TTP) trainees from the Anglophone sub-educational system. The second batch consists of 39 men and 11 women. He witnessed their training in how to increase interest in mathematics in their secondary school students. The AIMS TTP program goal …