UNESCO approval of AIMS as a Category II Institute : Centre of Excellence

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The Executive Board of UNESCO, on Friday 13 October, 2017, approved the hosting in Ghana of a Centre of Excellence in mathematics and allied sciences under the auspices of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Ghana (AIMS GHANA). AIMS is a pan-African network of centres of excellence for postgraduate training, research and public engagement in mathematical sciences. The work of …

Meteo Rwanda to partner with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in research and capacity building

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The Rwanda Meteorology Agency and the the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences are set to partner on research and capacity building thanks to a proposed agreement between the two organisations. The focus of the partnership will be on applications of mathematical sciences in climate change. The new collaboration was the subject of a meeting between the Director General of the …

AIMS President and CEO,Thierry Zomahoun, receives The Development Champion Rebranding Africa award

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The Development Champion award is  attributed to a major player whose leadership, vision and exceptional actions has helped in the development of the African continent. In 2014, the Rwandan, Donald Kaberuka was rewarded for “his leadership at the helm of the African Development Bank and his deeds for the development of the African continent . Former Director-General of the United Nations Industrial …

Mastercard Foundation convening , October 17-19, at Kigali Convention Centre

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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program Annual Learning Convening will take place from 17-19 October, 2017, at the Kigali Convention Center. The theme of the event is The Future of Work in Africa. It will bring together more than 100 participants including University Presidents and Vice Chancellors, non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders, and program administrators from the Scholars Program network of 28 university …

10th Policy Dialogue Forum of the Task Force on Teachers in Lomé, Togo

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Dr Barrie Barnard represented AIMSSEC, the teacher training component of AIMS South Africa, as laureate of the UNESCO-Hamdan Prize (edition 2011-2012) for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers in developing countries within marginalised or disadvantaged communities. Dr Barnard was invited by the UNESCO International Task Force on Teachers to attend the Annual Meeting and the 10th …

AIMS NEI Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science: Call for applications

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS NEI) is pleased to announce a new Fellowship Program for Women in Climate Change Science (WiCCS). Climate change – including global warming – poses significant threats to humanity. Documented impacts of global warming include an increased frequency and severity of heatwaves across the globe; and frequent droughts, which are exacerbating …

AIMS Donor Dr. Brad McRae calls on business leaders to H.O.P.E. – AIMS Canada

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The Canadian chapter of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) celebrated one of its most distinguished benefactors at a recognition luncheon on Sept. 15. Leadership expert, author and Director of the Atlantic Leadership Development Institute, Dr. Brad McRae, donated $50,000 to AIMS in the past year because he believes the organization exemplifies Tipping Point Leadership. This type of leadership …

AIMS TTP Master Trainers Refresher Training and Presentation of the CoP and E-Learning Platforms

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The teacher-training programme seeks to improve the quality of mathematics teaching in Cameroon. Working in partnership with the government of Cameroon and its relevant agencies, the programme is improving the training of new mathematics teachers at pre-service level and providing professional development opportunities to in-service mathematics teachers through a “train the trainer” approach. This is based on the premise that …

Mastercard Foundation – AIMS Teacher Training Program enhances the skills of graduating Pre-Service teachers

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The TTP has as goal to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics in secondary schools in Cameroon. Part of the strategy is to train all the Mathematics Lecturers at the Higher Teacher Training Colleges (HTTCs) in the nation so that they, in addition to adopting the specialized TTP curriculum, can incorporate the TTP methodology into their teaching practices. The …

AIMS GHANA hosts workshop on Financial Mathematics

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Thirty-three young African scientific researchers are attending a four-day intensive workshop on Stochastic Optimal Control and Application (SOCA) with schools at Biriwa in the Central Region. The workshop is being organised by the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Ghana, under the auspices of the Alexander von Humboldt and the German Ministry of Education and Research. Researchers in disciplines relating …