New Generation Aims to Plug Africa’s Research Deficit

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Scientific research can help solve food security issues in Africa. The tonnes of uncollected garbage piling up on the streets of her home in Cairo was a brain wave for Sherien Elagroudy. Elagroudy has since developed a facility to transform waste into alternative solid fuel for use by cement companies. This has helped reduce the frequency of power cuts to …

Mathematical Modelling of Cancer Treatments Subject of Doctorate

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Ugandan national Dr Joseph Malinzi was awarded his PhD in Applied Mathematics for work done on the mathematical modelling of cancer treatments and the role of the immune system’s response to tumour invasion. Malinzi was supervised by UKZN’s Professor Precious Sibanda and Dr Hermane Mambili-Mamboundou. ‘Mathematical modelling is a cost effective tool for simulating complex real-life situations using equations to …

The Role of African Men in Promoting African Women in STEM

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Kwadwo Sarpong, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at the African Research Academies for Women Inc. was one of the speakers at the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering in Senegal. He shared his thoughts on the role men and why African men should care about promoting and creating opportunities for African women scientists. As the only male on the panel held on the International Women’s Day …

La Recherche en Afrique du Prochain Einstein

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Le CRDI administre l’apport de 20 millions de dollars du Canada, qui vise à élargir le réseau de centres mis sur pied par l’African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) et grâce auquel des diplômés africains peuvent recevoir un enseignement supérieur rigoureux en mathématiques. Les sciences mathématiques sont le fer de lance de toute économie moderne. Pour pouvoir trouver des solutions …

A New Network for Science Advice in Africa

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Last month, some of the brightest talents and most exciting advances in African science were on display at the Next Einstein Forum. This landmark meeting, initiated by the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and held in Senegal, brought together almost 1000 researchers, entrepreneurs, businesses and policymakers from across Africa to celebrate and support the continent’s most promising early-career researchers. …

Africa and Germany Launch Mathematics Collaboration

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With an abundance of science pointing to the value of diversity to innovation, researchers in Africa and Germany are putting it to the test with the launch of a new collaborative effort aimed at advancing math toward generating solutions for the many challenges Africa faces. In a meeting held prior to the Next Einstein Forum’s Global Gathering 2016 in Senegal …

AIMS Launches Ground-breaking Initiative to Promote Women in STEM in Africa

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The Next Einstein Forum, which took place from March 8-10 in Dakar Senegal, announced the launch of an exciting new program: the AIMS Women in STEM (AIMSWIS) Initiative on International Women’s Day at the opening of the first ever global gathering of scientists and policy makers on African soil. Founded by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) this unique …

Rwanda Takes Long View to Invest in African Science

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The Africa-wide Next Einstein Forum is just one way to build capacity for development, says Minister Papias Musafiri. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) that took place in Senegal earlier this month brought together African and global leaders from science, industry, civil society and government. The aim was to create “a unified African scientific identity integrated into the global scientific community …

The Visiola Foundation at the NEF 2016 Global Gathering

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The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is an initiative of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), which was founded by the leading South African physicist, Dr. Neil Turok. NEF is a convener of thought leaders in science, policy, industry and civil society from across Africa and the international scientific community to leverage science and technology to solve global challenges. NEF …