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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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AIMS Alumnus at the service of his community during the COVID-19 outbreak

Shamsuddeen Ibrahim founded the Numeracy Aid Foundation (NAF) in Yola City, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Formerly known as Shamsuddeen Ibrahim Numeracy Foundation (SINF), the foundation fosters interest and knowledge of numeracy and other related fields among underprivileged children in Nigeria and other African countries. NAF is especially beneficial to children at the elementary level of education […]

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Harnessing home-grown talent for the advancement of Africa

In line with the 2020 theme Youth Engagement for Global Action, we highlight the work of some of our alumni who are making an impact in their communities. […]

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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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AIMS Trains Next Generation of Climate Scientists.

Facilitating high quality research which addresses African development challenges is a key pillar of African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) strategy. Climate change is one of the world’s grand challenges and continuous to define issues of our time with Africa being one of the continents at high risk. Shifting weather patterns that threaten food production, […]

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AIMS and Rakuten Europe Announce Agreement to Offer Students Cooperative Research Opportunities

Kigali, 18 May 2020 –The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Rakuten Europe S.à r.l.  today announced that they have concluded a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research, foster cultural interchange and promote interaction. This new initiative from AIMS and Rakuten will centre around creating opportunities for students to start a career at […]

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AIMS pilots remote work-integrated learning during COVID-19

8 June 2020 – Over the last few weeks, AIMS Industry Initiative has recently developed and piloted an online Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program as a response to COVID-19, ensuring that students continue to acquire employability skills and internships. During COVID-19, AIMS like businesses across various sectors all over the world, has been disrupted by […]

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AIMS Graduates to take part in Global MARGA Business Simulation Competition

7 June 2020- Forty-five AIMS graduates are set to take part in the maiden blended AIMS/ESMT Industry Immersion Program to be held online co-currently in three AIMS-Centers; AIMS South Africa, AIMS Ghana and AIMS Rwanda. Participants in this program are currently based at the participating centers and would be supervised by a business tutor while […]

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AIMS Alumnus uses science and technology to combat COVID19 in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) was founded in 2003 by Professor Neil Turok, to equip young African scientists with the competencies for solving Africa’s grand challenges. Since 2003, AIMS has graduated over 2200 alumni, with 70% of them remaining on African soil towards solving the existing problems on the continent. As world leaders […]

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AIMS Women in Science (AIMSWiS) Initiative launches 2nd publication to showcase African Women in Climate Science.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched the second publication on “New Interventions for a Changing World” to celebrate African women scientists in climate science. The publication aims at celebrating African female scientists on the front line of climate change science. The journal profiles twenty women from nine African countries ranging from early career scientists to […]

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AIMS and Rakuten Europe Announce Agreement to Offer Students Cooperative Research Opportunities

Kigali, 18 May 2020 –The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Rakuten Europe S.à r.l.  today announced that they have concluded a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on research, foster cultural interchange and promote interaction. This new initiative from AIMS and Rakuten will centre around creating opportunities for students to start a career at […]

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Apply for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at AIMS

To become a Mastercard Foundation Scholar at AIMS, apply for either the Structured Master’s or the Co-operative (Co-op) Education programs leading to the AIMS Master’s in Mathematical Sciences. Admitted students will be considered for the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. Apply for the AIMS Structured Master’s in Mathematical Sciences Apply for the AIMS Co-operative (Co-op) Education […]

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AIMS hosts Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Workshop.

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the University of Waterloo and the University of Ottawa hosted a three-day Work-Integrated Learning (WIL*) workshop from 28–30 October 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda. About 50 participants attended the workshop. Participants included AIMS staff including: Co-op managers and academic directors, industry partners, senior administrators from local partner […]

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South Africa’s National Research Foundation Joins the Next Einstein Forum as a Member

Delhi, India, 25 May 2016 The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), Africa’s global forum for science, is pleased to announce that South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) has joined the Next Einstein Forum as member. The NRF, with the generous support of South Africa’s Department of Science and Technology, joins the NEF’s scientific community of practice, […]

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Commonwealth Science Conference 2017

Applications closing date: 7 June 2016 This scheme is for scientists to attend the Royal Society Commonwealth Science Conference in Singapore in June 2017. Following the success of the 2014 Commonwealth Science Conference, the Royal Society and National Research Foundation, Singapore, are working together to organise the next Commonwealth Science Conference in Singapore on 13-16 […]

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IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships – Call for Nominations from Developing Countries

The International Mathematical Union (IMU), with the assistance of FIMU and TWAS is launching a fellowship program to support postgraduate studies, in a developing country, leading to a PhD degree in the mathematical sciences. The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowships offer a limited number of grants for excellent students from developing countries. Professional mathematicians are invited to […]

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Call for Abstracts: SASA 2016 – 4th International Scientific Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) invites faculty, researchers, Practitioners, Policy Stake Holders and Students from all science research and education disciplines to submit abstracts and proposals for plenary and concurrent scientific sessions at the 4th Annual SASA International Conference under the theme: Advancing Africa’s Sustainable Development Through Science, Technology and […]

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Call for Applications: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Opportunity deadline: 2 May 2016 The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites outstanding early-career researchers to join one of nine research programs which address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help successful applicants build their research network and develop essential skills at […]

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Call for Abstracts: SASA 2016 – 4th International Scientific Conference

The Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) invites faculty, researchers, Practitioners, Policy Stake Holders and Students from all science research and education disciplines to submit abstracts and proposals for plenary and concurrent scientific sessions at the 4th Annual SASA International Conference under the theme: Advancing Africa’s Sustainable Development Through Science, Technology and […]

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Call for Applications: CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Program

Opportunity deadline: 2 May 2016 The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites outstanding early-career researchers to join one of nine research programs which address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today. The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help successful applicants build their research network and develop essential skills at […]

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Call for Submissions: JRC Capacity Building Workshop

Opportunity closing date: 29 April 2016 The International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) is a collaborative platform for policy exchange, capacity building and research across diverse global science advisory organisations and national systems. The network aims to enhance the global science-policy interface to improve the potential for evidence-informed policy formation at both national and […]

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Research and Innovation, Acceleration in Senegal: AIMS-Senegal and Nadji.Bi Signed a Partnership Convention!

The pan-African Start-Up Nadji.Bi Group, one the major african-based leaders in the Off-Grid Solar solutions industry, and AIMS-Senegal (African Institute for Mathematical Sciences), a pan-African institute for post-graduate training and research in mathematical sciences, and part of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences Next Einstein Initiative, just signed a partnership convention. These two Senegalese and […]

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Rencontre internationale 2016 du Next Einstein Forum – Déclaration de Dakar

PRÉAMBULE Nous, Chefs d’Etat et de Gouvernement, Nous, représentants de plus de 80 pays, de plus de 500 personnalités, de plus de 100 Organisations, de la communauté scientifique, de l’industrie, de la société civile, des média, des décideurs de tous les continents, notamment d’Afrique, réunis à Dakar, Sénégal, à l’occasion de la Rencontre internationale 2016 du NEF, coorganisée […]

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Next Einstein Forum and IBM Research Launch Visiting Scientist Program

IBM Research and The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) have joined forces to promote the future of African scientific talent and advance the continent’s knowledge economy. The two organizations have signed a collaboration agreement through which 5 NEF Fellows will become visiting IBM scientists at IBM’s global network of research labs. The program is designed to […]

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The ‘Next Einstein’? She’s from Africa

Back in 2008, South African physicist Neil Turok gave a speech in which he declared his wish that the next Einstein would be from Africa. It was a rallying call for investment in maths and physics research in Africa. The “Next Einstein” slogan became a mission for the organisation Neil Turok had founded to bring […]

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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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#TeachersMatter – Honore Dukuzumuremyi

Passionate, dedicated and hardworking teachers make a huge impact in our society. With a big heart, they impart knowledge, skills, and lifelong values. They immensely contribute to nation building. Our #TeachersMatter! […]

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#TeacherMatter – Sylvie M Ingabire

Passionate, dedicated and hardworking teachers make a huge impact in our society. With a big heart, they impart knowledge, skills, and lifelong values. They immensely contribute to nation building. Our #TeachersMatter! Share with us the name of teacher who has had the most positive impact on your life. […]

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#TeachersMatter – Betty Nshizirungu

Passionate, dedicated and hardworking teachers make a huge impact in our society. With a big heart, they impart knowledge, skills, and lifelong values. They immensely contribute to nation building. Our #TeachersMatter! […]

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#TeachersMatter – Pacifique Ndayisaba

Passionate, dedicated and hardworking teachers make a huge impact in our society. With a big heart, they impart knowledge, skills, and lifelong values. They immensely contribute to nation building. Our #TeachersMatter! […]

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AIMS – Rwanda Graduation 2018 – Hon. Minister Dr. Eugene Mutimura

Remarks from Rwanda’s Minister of Education Dr. Eugene Mutimura’s on behalf of the Government Rwanda to AIMS Rwanda 2018 graduates, recognising AIMS strategic partnership as one of the key strategies to help capacity building in science and technology in support of Rwanda’s social and economic growth. […]

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AIMS – Rwanda Graduation 2018 – Prof. Manasse Mbonye

A message from AIMS Rwanda graduation keynote speaker, Prof. Manasse Mbonye, Executive Secretary, National Council for Science and Technology – Rwanda. […]

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AIMS – Rwanda Graduation 2018 – Ms. Mwasi Mboya Paza

“We joined 35 strangers but we’ve left 35 family members. We don’t know what the future looks like but we’ve got to find what we love & in this, we find purpose”, remarks from student representative, Mwasi Mboya Paza. […]

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NEF 2018 Global Gathering Highlight Reel

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#NEF2018 Opening Ceremony Kigali, 26 March 2018

With his inspiring and motivational opening remarks, Prof. Neil Turok (AIMS Founder), set the tone for the NEF Global Gathering 2018 opening ceremony. He encouraged African countries and African Scientists to cooperate in order to lead the next Scientific revolution by making consistent, progressive, innovative and sustainable advancements in Sciences. […]

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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE 2019

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

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. Find out more here https://nexteinstein.org/blog/201… […]

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AIMS Senegal 2017 2018 Cohort

AIMS Senegal welcomes the class of 2018. […]

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