AIMS grows its influence in the African banking sector

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As part of AIMS’ push to provide Africa’s private sector the talent and strategic expertise required to improve business systems and profits, AIMS invited the Bank of Africa to its AIMS Industry Initiative Network and Partnership Event (AIINPE) on 12th January 2018. Also in attendance was the Minister of Education of Rwanda, Honorable Dr. Eugene Mutimura, and the High Commissioner …

AIMS signs partnerships with African Risk Capacity to help Africa better respond to natural disasters and climate change

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On 26th March 2018, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the African Risk signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding to foster innovation across Africa, develop African solutions to African problems, providing opportunities for AIMS students, alumni and researchers to work on projects that help African countries better respond to natural disasters and climate change. “We are happy to …

The AfDB and AIMS to explore partnerships for scaling up investments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) signed a Letter of Intent with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences aimed at finding opportunities for potential partnership between the two institutions. The organizations will specifically explore ways of strengthening education and research in the mathematical sciences across Africa. The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences said the letter signifies …

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 …

Scientists decry low number of girls taking science courses

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Scientists have called on education stakeholders, including parents and teachers, to rally young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses (STEM), at higher learning institutions. The call was made yesterday as Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate Mathematics Day. It is the first time the day was marked in Rwanda. Dubbed Pi-Day (π Day), the …

How Stephen Hawking left a legacy in South Africa during his 2008 visit

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The world is in mourning for Stephen Hawking. The physicist, who made science downright cool, left a legacy that deserves to be celebrated endlessly. In fact, he’s even had a huge impact here in South Africa. The professor visited Mzansi in 2008. He enjoyed a whirlwind tour, stopping off in Cape Town and Johannesburg for a series of scientific projects. But …