The 2021 Year in a Review 

COVI9-19 has contributed to a challenging series of years since its outbreak in 2020. AIMS as an institution has not been an exception and has faced several issues since then. Some include remote working and travel bans that hindered students and staff from travelling smoothly across countries. This affected AIMS because of its nature as […]

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The role of African scientists in mitigating climate change effects

The world’s top leaders, scientists, and youth delegates recently gathered in Glasgow, the UK, for a two-week conference, COP26, to collectively find possible solutions for the climate change challenge. Today more than ever, climate change has proven to be a significant threat, but the good news is that people are increasingly noticing how big the problem is. According to Deutsche Welle, this year, the number of people registered to attend COP26 was close to 40,000 people, nearly double those […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Nessma Adil Mahmoud Yousif, an AIMS Cameroon Alumna & Mastercard Foundation Scholar

This week’s #alumoftheweek shares her passion for knowledge transfer and desire to be the change she wants to see in the world with us. Formerly of AIMS Cameroon, Nessma Adil Mahmoud Yousif, a Mastercard Foundation scholar, shares her journey before, during, and after AIMS. Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Nessma: I graduated […]

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Promoting STEM Education in Africa

According to the African Development Bank, less than 25% of African higher education students pursue STEM-related career fields. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics, and it is arguably the most important field that would drive the socio-economic development of Africa quickly. The fact that only a few young Africans choose to pursue STEM-related career fields […]

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AIMS Empowering the Next Generation of Africans through Educational Partnerships

Different African countries still face various challenges that hinder quality education, including civil wars, poor healthcare systems, and extreme poverty. On the other hand, as home to the youngest population globally, Africa has so much potential to become the leading continent in science. According to Cities Alliances, almost 60% of Africa’s population is under 25, making […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Theophilus Kwofie, AIMS Ghana ’20

From the University of Cape Coast to AIMS Ghana and now Arizona State University, this week’s edition of our #AlumoftheWeek series visits the journey of Theophilus Kwofie, AIMS Ghana ’20 alumnus. Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Theophilus: I had my Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Cape Coast, where I pursued Mathematics with […]

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AIMS Championing STEM literacy in Africa

Think about all the inventions made by the most outstanding scientists and innovators. What would our world be without them? The contribution of science to humanity is immense, and as a result, STEM literacy has been found crucial to the development of Africa and the whole world.  Through different programs such as the Teacher Training […]

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Work-integrated Learning for Economic Prosperity

Every year, the African job market receives 10 to 12 million youth with limited employment prospects; meanwhile, employers find graduates unready for the job market. The demand-supply skills mismatch vis-à-vis the labour market, despite Africa’s rapidly growing talent pool, is one of the driving forces behind our mission at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS); to […]

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Improving rural smallholder farmers’ harvest through bespoke digital financial products

Most rural households in Zambia depend on small-scale agriculture for sustenance. The households use simple cultivation technology to produce staple foods (e.g., maize and tubers) within a farming system delineated by low productivity and low income. The low productivity and income result from poor use of farm inputs and weak capacity to manage farming risks […]

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Gender Summit 18 – Africa Highlights

Since 2011, the Gender Summit has provided a forum for scientists, gender scholars, policymakers, research institutes, funding organisations & civil society to discuss research evidence and chart pathways for improvements. Initially set up for the European science community, the Gender Summit has subsequently expanded to North America, Africa, and the Asia Pacific, linking critical players […]

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