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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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#AlumoftheWeek – Salomon KABONGO KABENAMUALU, AIMS SA’19 & AIMS AMMI’20

We head off to Central Africa from the west coast to catch up with AIMS South Africa’19, AIMS AMMI’20 alumnus, and a Mastercard Foundation scholar Salomon Kabongo Kabenamualu. Currently a PhD Student at the Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany, he shares his scientific journey on this week’s edition of #AlumoftheWeek! Q: Kindly walk us […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Andry Naivo Ramanambelo ANDRIAMANANJARA, AIMS Rwanda’18

Making a stop in “the Red Island” nation – Madagascar, we take a look into Andry Naivo Ramanambelo’s journey from the University of Antananarivo to AIMS and life thereafter on this week’s edition of #AlumoftheWeek. Q: Kindly walk us through your academic journey before coming to AIMS. Andry: I read mathematics at the University of […]

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The AIMS Ghana Leavers’ Week Hackathon

The AIMS Ghana Leavers’ Week Hackathon was designed to equip students with the necessary skills to tackle real-life problems. The hackathon was explicitly limited to the design thinking strategies that aid practical analysis and idea sourcing for solutions to challenges. It was also a moment to create a space for alumni to interact with soon […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Edward Korveh, AIMS Ghana’14

On this week’s edition of AlumoftheWeek, we catch up with AIMS Ghana’14 alumnus Edward Korveh, PhD student at the University of Ghana. Q: Kindly walk us through your academic journey before coming to AIMS. Edward: I gained admission to study for a BSc in Mathematics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) […]

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La PDG d’AIMS reçoit le prix de la Femme Francophone

Deux femmes ont reçu le prix de la Femme Francophone de l’année de l’Association Internationale des Maires Francophones (AIMF) le 21 juillet 2021. L’une d’entre elles est la Rwandaise Lydie Hakizimana, PDG d’AIMS. Décerné par Anne Hidalgo, Maire de Paris et Présidente de l’AIMF lors du 41ème Congrès des Maires Francophones qui s’est déroulé à […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Daniel Amankwah, AIMS Senegal’14

In this week’s edition of #AlumoftheWeek, Daniel Amankwah, a PhD student at the University of Iceland and AIMS Senegal 2014 alumnus, walks us through his post-AIMS journey.  Q: Tell us about your academic journey before AIMS. Daniel: I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at the University of Ghana (UG), subsequently serving as a teaching […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Mor Absa Loum, AIMS Senegal’13

On this week’s #AlumoftheWeek, we are featuring Mor Absa Loum of the 2013 cohort of AIMS Senegal who is a Lecturer and a Researcher at the Iba Der Thiam University in Thiès. Q: Tell us a little about yourself before coming to AIMS. Loum: Before AIMS, I had obtained a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree […]

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#AlumoftheWeek -Prince Romeo Mensah, AIMS Ghana’ 13

And our #AlumoftheWeek is Prince Romeo Mensah! An AIMS Ghana’ 2013 alumnus, Romeo is currently a Research Associate and Postdoc Fellow at Imperial College, London. Q: Tell us a little about yourself. Romeo: Before AIMS, I spent six years at the University of Ghana. I majored in mathematics for four years, graduating as the best […]

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#AlumoftheWeek - Rehema Kwamboka Ouko, AIMS Cameroon’20

And our #AlumOfTheWeek is Rehema Kwamboka Ouko, AIMS Cameroon alumna, who is currently pursuing further studies in Biostatistics at Hasselt University, Belgium. We caught up with her for the gist of her scientific journey. Q: Tell us a little about yourself before coming to AIMS. Rehema: My passion for understanding how data and numbers, in […]

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#AlumoftheWeek – Dr Angela Tabiri, AIMS Ghana’14

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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#AlumoftheWeek – Jean Pierre Twagirayezu, AIMS Rwanda’18

Rwandan-born Jean Pierre Twagirayezu is a PhD student at Michigan State University, where his research focuses on experimental astroparticle physics, spanning through data analysis and software development for scientific applications. Here’s what the AIMS Rwanda’18 alumnus had to say in this week’s edition of our #AlumoftheWeek series. Q: Tell us about yourself. Jean: In 2015, […]

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First-ever PAMO participants bring bronze medals home

4  June 2021- History was made as Rwanda’s first-ever team to participate in the Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO) brought home three bronze medals! Led by a female participant, the team of six emerged first in the East African region and 7th on the continent. The students underwent rigorous training conducted by a team of tutors […]

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Nature Publishes Research Paper on COVID-19 Pooled Testing Method

Kigali, October 21 2020 – Nature Magazine has published an article titled “A pooled testing strategy for identifying SARS-CoV-2 at low prevalence”, following a study carried out in Rwanda. Conducted by researchers from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), the Rwanda joint COVID-19 taskforce and the University of Rwanda, the study lays out an […]

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La revue Nature publie un article sur le dépistage de la COVID-19 par mélange d’échantillons

Un article intitulé « A pooled testing strategy for identifying SARS-CoV-2 at low prevalence » a été publié par la revue Nature Research, suite à une étude menée au Rwanda. Menée par des chercheurs de l’Institut Panafricain des Sciences Mathématiques (AIMS), du groupe de travail COVID-19 au Rwanda et de l’Université du Rwanda, l’étude présente une méthode efficace et rentable pour optimiser les dépistages au Rwanda […]

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African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Partners with KCB Bank Rwanda

Kigali, September 9 2020 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has partnered with KCB Bank Rwanda to provide a framework for the implementation of activities to accelerate the economic and digital transformation of Africa, by driving youth participation in the development of innovative digital financial solutions. The partnership will leverage initiatives of common […]

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AIMS and the University of Minnesota announce partnership to accelerate opportunities for Africa’s talented mathematicians

7 February 2019- The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the University of Minnesota (UMN) today announce a new partnership for knowledge exchange and to accelerate opportunities for talented African mathematicians. Founded in 2003, AIMS recruits Africa’s most talented university graduates and provides them with the cutting-edge training in mathematics they need to enter […]

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AIMS students will help to shape Africa’s future

Cape Town, 14 November 2018: AIMS South Africa acknowledged the success of its seventh group of January intake students as well as the second group of students who have successfully completed the AIMS-ESMT Industry Immersion Programme (IIP) at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony held at its centre in Muizenberg. Fifteen students (including 13 South Africans) […]

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AIMS celebrates World Science Day with teachers and students

10 November 2018 – AIMS through its teacher training program in Rwanda celebrated World Science Day for Peace and Development with a breakfast for various stakeholders in the education sector including the officials of Rwanda’s Ministry of Education, teachers, students, parents, AIMS Rwanda alumni, the Rwanda Association of Women in Science and Engineering and members […]

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AIMS Teaching Training Program rolls out Math’s Clinic in Rwanda

On 13th October 2018, the AIMS Teacher Training Program in Rwanda, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation’s Leaders in Teaching Program, launched its public engagement activity, the Math’s Clinic in Kayumbu, Kamonyi District. The Math’s Clinic forms part of the community outreach and public engagement efforts of the program to bring together various stakeholders to dialogue […]

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Second edition of Next Einstein Forum Africa Science Week begins in 35 countries

KIGALI, Rwanda, 10 September 2018 – The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announced the beginning of NEF Africa Science Week in 35 African countries throughout the months of September, October and December 2018. NEF Africa Science Week are led […]

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AIMS launches African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

31 July 2018, Kigali Rwanda – Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) announces the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) in partnership with Facebook and Google. The master’s will begin this September at the AIMS-Rwanda campus in Kigali. “Machine Intelligence (MI) is revolutionizing critical aspects of our lives. […]

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AIMS Industry Initiative Network & Partnership Event, Kigali ,Rwanda

Kigali – January 12th, 2018 – Kigali, Rwanda :The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), in collaboration with the Office of the Canadian High Commission in Kigali, today organized an industry network and partnership event. The event came to fruition through the strong support of the Government of Rwanda, MasterCard Foundation […]

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Inaugural Achievement Ceremony for the AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program

1 DECEMBER 2017, CAPE TOWN – Twenty-five AIMS students from eight African countries received their certificates for completing the AIMS ESMT Industry Immersion Program (IIP). The students who participated in this 20-week residential and fully-funded business and employability skills program were suitably qualified and industry-inclined AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences graduates from across Africa. The […]

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AIMS students set to conquer the world

Cape Town, 8 November 2017: AIMS South Africa acknowledged the success of its sixth group of January intake students at a special Recognition of Achievement Ceremony held on 8 November 2017 at its centre in Muizenberg. Ten students (including 9 South Africans) received their certificates and will graduate next year through the partner universities that they […]

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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.
#PeaceDay https://t.co/ygIEZwTwqV
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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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AIMS Senegal Gender Training 2019

AIMS’ Skills for Employability (SFE) Program organizes 2nd edition of gender training for women-led businesses. […]

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Meet Maisson Mohammed Matar , AIMS alumni impacting the world through art

“The path of my future has changed because of AIMS. Although now I’m not doing my Physics and Mathematics, AIMS has taught us to be leaders. To have an impact in the community,” she says […]

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Meet Sam Yala, AIMS Rwanda Center President

“My vision for AIMS Rwanda is that I want to have a very productive, innovative & strong research center where we can contribute to the development of Rwanda and Africa in general,” Prof. Sam Yala, AIMS Rwanda Center President. […]

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Kayode Florence, Testimonial, #AIMSGrad2019

“Coming to AIMS has opened my eyes to so many opportunities available in sciences. I’m doing my project on quality control of station record. I have been able to understand that there’s more to helping our environment even as mathematicians.” Kayode Florence, AIMS Rwanda alumni […]

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AIMS Video 2019 2020

AIMS welcomes new students 2019-2020 […]

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Hear from AIMS South Africa students.

“Through the lessons learned at AIMS, we have acquired the skills that will enable us to work as one and exponentially drive Africa to its success.” Alumni […]

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AIMS Rwanda Graduation

AIMS Rwanda class of 2018-2019 graduated with 37 students, 10 of whom are female and they all hailed from 16 African countries. […]

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