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How can African scientists contribute to the reduction of climate change consequences

2021-09-21

Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts regardless of its low contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. Since the industrial revolution (1751), the world has emitted over 1.5 trillion tonnes of Carbon-dioxide (CO2).  Historically, Africa contributed only 3% of the global historical contribution. According to Our World Data, today, China leads the list […]

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How can African scientists contribute to the reduction of climate change consequences

Africa is the most vulnerable continent to climate change impacts regardless of its low contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. Since the industrial revolution (1751), the world has emitted over 1.5 trillion tonnes of Carbon-dioxide (CO2).  Historically, Africa contributed only 3% of the global historical contribution. According to Our World Data, today, China leads the list […]

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#AlumOfTheWeek – Mastercard Foundation Scholar Eunice Monyenye Omwoyo, AIMS Senegal ’19

From Nairobi, Kenya, to Espirito Santo, Brazil, this edition of the #AlumoftheWeek captures the journey of Mastercard Foundation Scholar Eunice Monyenye Omwoyo of AIMS Senegal ’19.  Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Eunice: Before joining AIMS, I took my undergraduate studies at the University of Nairobi (UoN), earning a Bachelor of Education Science (Mathematics […]

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AIMS Alumni Join the 4th Industrial Revolution Drive

The 4th Industrial Revolution envisions a fundamental change in the functioning of the world, enabled by extraordinary technological advances commensurate with those of the first, second and third industrial revolutions.  This vision requires intentional investment in relevant specialised domains such as Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Quantum Computing, and other related concepts to equip learners […]

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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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#AlumOfTheWeek – Eugene Yaw Adade Adjei, AIMS Ghana ’16

This edition of #AlumoftheWeek highlights Eugene Yaw Adade Adjei of AIMS Ghana ’16. As a Mastercard Foundation Scholar, Eugene spent his years after AIMS at the Perimeter Institute pursuing his PhD and is now back at AIMS as a tutor. Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Eugene: I obtained a BSc in Mathematics […]

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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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#AlumOfTheWeek – Berthine Nyunga Mpinda, South Africa’19 and AMMI Ghana ’20

On this week’s #AlumoftheWeek, we catch up with AIMS South Africa ’19 and AMMI Ghana ’20 alumna Berthine Nyunga Mpinda from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Mastercard Foundation Scholar and AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Program alumna is currently a Tutor at AIMS Cameroon. Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Berthine: Before coming to […]

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The Timely Launch of the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in Africa

Today, close to 200 young Africans have graduated from the African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) since its launch in October 2018. AIMS, in partnership with Google and Facebook, created AMMI. The fully-funded one-year intensive graduate program provides brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in machine learning and its applications. The program’s birth came as […]

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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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#AlumoftheWeek – Muthe Mathias, AIMS Tanzania’16

This week’s edition of #AlumOfTheWeek is all about Muthe Mathias, AIMS Tanzania’16 alumnus, and PhD Researcher at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)! Q: Tell us about your journey before AIMS. Muthe: At the primary level, I had some talented friends who excelled in arithmetic far more than I did. Like other younger maths aspiring […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Sahadatu Larabu, AIMS SA’20

From the AIMS South Africa’20 cohort, we catch up with Sahadatu Larabu, also an AIMS-ESMT IIP’20 Fellow and a Mastercard Foundation scholar, as she takes us on a journey into her experiences at AIMS and life thereafter. She is currently a Data Scientist and a Finance Intern at the Mastercard Foundation. Q: Tell us about […]

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Le projet « Recherches en résidence CIRM-AIMS » retenu dans le cadre du « Dispositif de Soutien aux Collaborations avec l’Afrique subsaharienne » du CNRS

Dakar, 5 juillet 2021 — Le projet « Recherches en résidence CIRM-AIMS » a été sélectionné dans le cadre de l’appel à projet 2021 « Dispositif de Soutien aux Collaborations avec l’Afrique subsaharienne » du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Fruit d’une collaboration entre le Centre International de Rencontres Mathématiques (CIRM) et l’Institut Africain des Sciences Mathématiques […]

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AIMS and Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) host virtual conference on digitalization and health

KIGALI, 21 April 2021 -The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Baden-Württemberg International (BW_i) have kicked off a virtual scientific conference under the theme “How can digitalization contribute to a more resilient global health”. Launched to bring together young scientists from Africa and Germany, the two-day (April 20-21) event will provide a unique platform for knowledge […]

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Déclaration de la PDG d’AIMS sur la Célébration de la Journée Internationale des Femmes et des Filles de Science

Thème : Les femmes scientifiques à la pointe de la lutte contre la COVID-19 Aujourd’hui, nous célébrons toutes les femmes de science du monde entier, en particulier celles qui sont à la pointe de la lutte contre la COVID-19. Selon l’UNESCO, moins de 30 % des chercheurs dans le monde sont des femmes, et seulement 30 […]

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Statement from the AIMS CEO on the Celebration of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Theme: Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 Today, we celebrate every woman scientist across the globe, especially the women at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19. According to UNESCO, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women, with only around 30% of female students pursuing STEM fields. These statistics reinforce […]

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African Institute for Mathematics Sciences (AIMS) partners with the University of Liverpool

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Liverpool to foster new collaborations towards the development of the next generation of scientists. The partnership will facilitate the emergence of new research collaborations between Liverpool academics and leading African scientists, support the mobility of AIMS students […]

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eLife Publishes AIMS Researcher’s Paper on HIV Treatment

The eLife journal has published an article titled “A Mechanistic Model for long-term Immunological outcomes in South African HIV-infected Children and Adults receiving ART”, following a recent study. […]

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Trouver le prochain Einstein, préparer l’Afrique à devenir leader dans la découverte scientifique”.

KIGALI, Rwanda, Le 8 Décembre , 2020,- Trois lauréats du prix Nobel et un lauréat de la Médaille Field s’exprimeront lors de la toute première édition virtuelle du Rassemblement International du Next Einstein Forum (NEF-GG), le plus grand rassemblement scientifique d’Afrique qui se tiendra du 8 au 10 décembre 2020. Organisé dans le contexte de la pandémie de COVID-19, sous le thème « Renforcer la […]

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Nobel Prize and Field Medal Laureates to Speak at Virtual Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering

KIGALI, Rwanda, December 7, 2020,-  Three Nobel Prize laureates and one Field Medalist will speak at the first-ever virtual Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering (NEF-GG), Africa’s largest scientific gathering set to take place from 8-10 December 2020. Organized against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, under the theme“Building Africa’s resilience through education, research and innovation”, this year’s event will […]

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NEF Global Gathering 2020 Attractions

KIGALI, Rwanda, December 4, 2020,  Scientists, researchers, delegates and key decision makers from Africa and around the globe will convene for the the first-ever virtual edition of the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering (NEF-GG), Africa’s largest scientific gathering from 8-10 December 2020. this year’s event will take place through the  Airmeet video conferencing platform.  With a focus on identifying ways to […]

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AIMS organise sa première édition virtuelle du Rassemblement International du NEF

KIGALI, Rwanda, Le 3 Décembre , 2020,  l’Institut Panafricain des Sciences Mathématiques (AIMS) lancera la toute première  édition virtuelle du Rassemblement International du Next Einstein Forum (NEF-GG) , le plus grand rassemblement scientifique d’Afrique, du 8 au 10 décembre 2020. Organisé dans le contexte de la pandémie de la COVID-19, sous le thème « Renforcer la résilience de l’Afrique à travers l’éducation, […]

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AIMS and Portia host the 18th Gender Summit

Kigali, November 23 2020 – Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), together with Portia Ltd, will host a virtual ceremony to kick off the 18th Gender Summit (GS18). Organized on the side lines of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and under the framework of the Gender Summit Africa series, GS18 will run from […]

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AIMS Announces Lydie Hakizimana as Chief Executive Officer

Kigali, November 04 2020 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the appointment of Ms Lydie Hakizimana as its Chief Executive Officer. The AIMS International Governing Board (IGB) made the announcement early today following a unanimous decision. “As Interim CEO, Lydie has led AIMS impeccably through difficult times,” said Prof Neil Turok, […]

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"Pregnant women have been identified as a high-risk group and have a higher mortality rate and more severe complications than women who are not pregnant," NEF Fellow @MrsMaswime—wondering if pregnant women can get vaccinated? 👉🏾 https://t.co/Mw8ognZb9y. https://t.co/yfPPf15sAL

#ICYMI, AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science, Dr @BambaClimate, participated in the 9th Conference on #Climate Change and #Dev in Africa. "More funding is needed to address these issues and fill the gaps for the next international assessment reports," he said. https://t.co/SSRgDM2kAc AIMS_Next photo

With the advancement of the internet, data is increasingly becoming one of the essential commodities. Now, companies use consumer data to provide tailored experiences. Through @QL_Africa, we are preparing Africa for the coming quantum revolution 👉🏾 https://t.co/E8i2KFAaNd. https://t.co/jN4f6nDcRf

AIMS wishes you a happy #InternationalDayofPeace. We recognize that peace in Africa is a critical factor determining our success and that of the young #Africans we are training; it shapes the environment in which we teach and learn.
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Africa contributes 2-3% of the global green gas emissions, yet, it is the most at risk continent to climate change impacts regardless of its low contribution. We think that fostering cutting-edge research in #climate change is one of the best solutions. 👉🏾 https://t.co/qT1wgD5Wdv. https://t.co/JjQIOHbRuW

Can #MachineLearning help creditors assess the creditworthiness of borrowers? Find out! Read "A Machine Learning Approach for Micro-Credit Scoring," a paper by our Alumnus, @NdeTitus, via https://t.co/G8eIbsRaqe. https://t.co/SjOwuy09Cr AIMS_Next photo
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#NEF2018 Parallel Session: Changing the Way We Learn: Building Scientific Culture Early On

This session addressed critical points for the continent to build a pipeline of researchers and innovators. Panelists talked on how to build scientific culture early, looking at global best practices and as well providing recommendations on how to strengthen early and tertiary education. On panel we have Nathalie Munyampenda, Managing Director, Next Einstein Forum moderator […]

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Cette année, nous avons admis 58 étudiants, dont 31% de femmes, de 15 pays africains. Découvrez les prochains Einstein de l’Afrique ! […]

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Meet Prof. Blaise Tchapnda, the Academic Director for AIMS Rwanda talking about the role of AIMS in increasing the number of young mathematicians and how the use of maths can be used to solve real life challenges. […]

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AIMS RUN

The AIMS Teacher Training Program, (TTP) organized a run for science in Kigali, Rwanda that launched the “Adopt a village for science” campaign aimed at raising funds to support the AIMS community based interventions. […]

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Harnessing Big Data

#AIMSBigDtata workshop on Harnessing Big Data. […]

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AIMS Senegal Graduation June 2019

Dix-sept diplômés à AIMS Sénégal, session juin 2019. […]

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AIMS Senegal UN IVY STEM

AIMS a rejoint le programme UN IVY STEM pour soutenir le mentorat des lycéennes en Afrique. Dix filles du Collège Saint-Esprit de Mbour, Sénégal étaient liées à des mentors des universités de la Ivy League par le biais de séances hebdomadaires d’échange en ligne. Les élèves ont pu terminer leurs projets qui portaient sur l’eau […]

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