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#AlumoftheWeek – Dr Angela Tabiri, AIMS Ghana’14

2021-06-18

In this week’s edition of our #AlumoftheWeek series, we dive into the post-AIMS journey of alumna extraordinaire Angela Tabiri. Founder of Femafricmaths, an NGO which promotes female African mathematicians, Dr. Angela Tabiri graduated from AIMS Ghana in 2014. Q: Tell us about your academic life before AIMS.Angela: My undergraduate degree was in mathematics and economics. […]

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The Role of African Men in Promoting African Women in STEM

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 […]

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La Recherche en Afrique du Prochain Einstein

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 rigoureux enseignement supérieur rigoureux en mathématiques. Les sciences mathématiques sont le fer de lance de toute économie […]

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Fish App – Young African Mathematicians Help Senegal’s Fishermen

In the future, Senegalese fishermen might be able to use an app to calculate how much they can catch today without devastating the fish stocks of tomorrow. That’s vital as stocks are shrinking along the country’s Atlantic coast, while the population just keeps growing. The app is being tested and developed by researchers at the […]

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

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 […]

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Africa and Germany Launch Mathematics Collaboration

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 […]

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Rwanda Takes Long View to Invest in African Science

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 […]

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AIMS Alumni Selected to Participate in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate in Germany

We are delighted to inform the AIMS community that the scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate has selected a number of AIMS Alumni to participate in the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting taking place from 26 June to 1 July 2016, in Lindau Germany. Only most qualified young scientists were […]

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African Ingenuity Celebrated at Next Einstein Forum in Dakar

Organised by the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in conjunction with German engineering giants Bosch, the NEF was launched in 2013. Its corporate patrons are drawn from all areas, with DFG, Carnegie, and Mastercard Foundation all championing the cause. Curiously, for a Francophone country, French companies were not among the business delegation. The Robert Bosch Foundation […]

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Yale University, ‘Securing Africa’s Future Through STEM’

Dr. Martial Ndeffo-Mbah, a research scientist from Yale School of Public Health who is working on the epidemiology of microbial diseases, was graduated from AIMS in 2005. For many years, Yale faculty have advanced their scholarship through collaborative relationships in Africa, and each year the educational experiences of countless students are enriched by exploring issues of […]

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Could the Next Einstein Be from Africa?

The Continent’s tortuous path towards colonial emancipation and subsequent sustainable development has been fraught with challenges that have become almost synonymous with the African experience. In spite of the global economic slowdown brought on by declining oil and commodities prices, African economies continue to expand at a rapid pace. At the same time, there is […]

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Why African Scientists Must Be Champions for Democracy

Many stories of human rights violations in Africa may not sound like they have anything to do with science or maths. But they are actually inextricably linked with an ongoing drive to find the next Albert Einstein. There is no doubt that scientists and mathematicians have an enormous amount to contribute to Africa’s future. They can […]

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Why African Scientists Must Be Champions for Democracy

Many stories of human rights violations in Africa may not sound like they have anything to do with science or maths. But they are actually inextricably linked with an ongoing drive to find the next Albert Einstein. There is no doubt that scientists and mathematicians have an enormous amount to contribute to Africa’s future. They can […]

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