Transforming Africa with science and technology?

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What does it take to convert Africa into a first-class research destination which knows how to tackle its problems? Scientists and policymakers have been deliberating at a major science conference in Washington DC. … Another one is AIMS – the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. It has already established five institutes for postgraduates across Africa: in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, Tanzania and …

AIMSSEC strengthens relationships with leading international mathematics education researchers

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AIMSSEC is one of nine international partners in the Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education (FaSMEd) project. In February 2016, AIMSSEC hosted a FaSMEd consortium meeting in Muizenberg, Cape Town. Among the visitors were international experts such as Professor Bärbel Barzel, from the University of Essen in Germany; Professor Malcolm Swan from the University of Nottingham in the UK; …

Less than a month before highly anticipated Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2016

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What better way to highlight the contributions of African scientists to global science than to bring the world to Africa? How do you place science and technology at the centre of Africa’s emergence? How does the world respond to common challenges like climate change? These are some of the questions the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2016 (NEF GG2016). To …

Fish App – Young African Mathematicians Help Senegal’s Fishermen

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In the future, Senegalese fishermen might be able to use an app to calculate how much they can catch today without devastating the fish stocks of tomorrow. That’s vital as stocks are shrinking along the country’s Atlantic coast, while the population just keeps growing. The app is being tested and developed by researchers at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences …

Innovation : L’Afrique veut produire des Einstein

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Quasiment absente de la scène scientifique mondiale, l’Afrique veut renverser la tendance. Ainsi, les Etats espèrent l’émergence dans ce domaine de nouveaux jeunes lors de la première édition du Next Einstein forum (NEF) qui se déroulera à Dakar du 8 au 10 mars 2016. www.lequotidien.sn/index.php/component/k2/innovation-l-afrique-veut-produire-des-einstein