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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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Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge Brings Forward Big Ideas

Prosper Ndizihiwe, a developer on the CDS Team which won the Most Innovative Solutionprize at the Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge (BD4D-IC) final competition held in Kigali, Rwanda, was unemployed and did not have the funding to pursue developing the software he had in mind. The 25-year-old Rwandan was a stellar Computer Science undergraduate from […]

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Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge Brings Forward Big Ideas

Prosper Ndizihiwe, a developer on the CDS Team which won the Most Innovative Solutionprize at the Big Data for Development Innovation Challenge (BD4D-IC) final competition held in Kigali, Rwanda, was unemployed and did not have the funding to pursue developing the software he had in mind. The 25-year-old Rwandan was a stellar Computer Science undergraduate from […]

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AIMS works with partners to develop environmental policy

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences  (AIMS) initiated a project to develop a comprehensive environmental policy for the AIMS network. AIMS acknowledges the importance of protecting environmental values as part of the global community. This project was developed with the assistance of Academics Without Borders and the University of Calgary. Academics Without Borders (AWB) is […]

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Mathematics Teachers in Rwanda Upgrade Digital Skills

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences’ Teacher Training Programme (TTP) on September 21 held a graduation of 41 mathematics and science teacher trainers from 14 districts in Rwanda who successfully completed a training programme in digital literacy and the use of information and communication technologies delivered by the International Computer Driving License (ICDL). The certification […]

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Third Edition of Next Einstein Forum Africa Science Week Begins in 38 Countries

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) initiative, Next Einstein Forum (NEF), will this year be holding the Africa Science Week 2019 in 38 countries across Africa running from September through December. […]

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AIMS taps machine learning model in fight against Ebola

23 August 2019 – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is developing a machine learning model that will be used for forecasting the geographical spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) which has killed over 1,900 people to date in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The most recent EVD outbreak in […]

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AIMS TTP first Math Camp inspires teachers and students in Rwanda

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Teacher Training Program (TTP) organized a math camp that involved 40 high school students including 25 females and 20 teachers from 16 districts in Rwanda. The camp which was held at the AIMS Rwanda Center in Kigali on 22 to 26 July 2019 also involved 20 students preparing […]

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AIMS Empowers Top Executives in Rwanda to Leverage the Power of Big Data

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences’ Industry Initiative in partnership with International Development Research Centre  (IDRC) held a three day workshop titled: “Leveraging the Power of Big Data (LPBD) Executive Education,” aimed at empowering high-level business executives to learn how to leverage big data to create value for their enterprises. Following the successful launch of […]

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AIMS Rwanda hosts The Future of Science conference

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda Centre hosted the first ever “The Future of Science,” conference on 7-9 July 2019 at the AIMS campus in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference brought together top researchers from around the world to interact with postgraduate students and young researchers from across Africa in a very informal and […]

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Pictorial: “AIMS Science Run” rallies support for Rwanda Village Math’s Tourneys

The latest edition of Kigali’s twice a month ‘Car Free Sundays’ helped create awareness on mathematics training, as hundreds of people joined the maiden “AIMS Science Run”whose objective was to raise funds to support “AIMS TTP village based math’s tournaments” in Rwanda. The run was organized by the AIMS Teacher Training Programme (TTP) in partnership with […]

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Why Big Data Matters to High-Level Decision Making in Rwanda

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI)’s Industry Initiative (AII)  in collaboration with the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) is implementing a two-year project titled: Harnessing Big Data to meet the Sustainable Development Goals – Building Capacity in the Global South. The aim is to increase capacity in data science and […]

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AIMS Industry Initiative Seeks to Boost Data Science Skills of African Professionals

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences-Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI) with support from the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) recently initiated a Big Data for Development Short Course Program (BD4D-SCP) in order to boost capacity in data science, particularly, big data analytics. A number of short-courses are in the pipeline to boost the BD4D project’s capacity […]

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The AUC and AIMS Sign Agreement to Strengthen the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) In Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on the African continent. The signing took place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, […]

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AU, AIMS partner to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on the African continent. The signing took place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Emmanuel Onyango/ […]

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Experts debate urgency of investing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in Africa

In the last decade, Africa has experienced unprecedented economic growth and some of the continent’s industries – retailing, manufacturing, banking, telecommunications, construction and private investment – are booming. But as Africa undergoes unprecedented transformation and growth, challenges such as the impacts of climate change on economic sectors like agriculture, the spread of disease and the […]

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Mathematicians denounce SA xenophobia

The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) has condemned recent attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.The organisation said the xenophobia had caused irreparable damage to the country. AIMS founder, Professor Neil Turok, said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the recent violence. “It is clear that there are deeper socio-economic catalysts that have […]

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Mathematicians denounce SA xenophobia

The African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) has condemned recent attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.The organisation said the xenophobia had caused irreparable damage to the country. AIMS founder, Professor Neil Turok, said he was deeply shocked and saddened by the recent violence. “It is clear that there are deeper socio-economic catalysts that have brought […]

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Will the Next Einstein Be a Woman from Cameroon?

This year’s Pi Day is particularly special because not only is it 3.14, but it’s 3.1415. This only happens once every century! We say that’s all the more reason to celebrate brilliant female mathematicians that are contributing solutions to global challenges. Around the world, women only represent 30% of researchers, but these four women are […]

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Cedric Villani: ‘Mathematics is about progress and adventure and emotion”

“It’s a project of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences,” he says via a crackly line. “I go every year and teach. I have a link as well with Algeria because my parents were born there. But anyway, I also consider it part of life, to do such cooperative things. And Africa is such a […]

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Two stand-out models of physics education and outreach in South Africa

“AIMS for development – The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is an increasingly popular option at the postgraduate level. The first of now six centers on the continent was established in Muizenberg (near Cape Town) in 2003 by South African native and mathematical physicist Neil Turok, now director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics […]

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STEM courses crucial to nation’s technological advancement

Daily, groups and individuals continue to reiterate that unless Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education was given the deserved attention, society’s development will not happen at the pace and depth it should. As this call for action gathers steam, contemporary schools are continuously searching for the best solutions to make teaching and learning not […]

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AIMS Founder and Chairman conferred honorary doctorate in Science from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU)  (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) conferred an honorary doctoral degree on Neil Turok, acclaimed physicist and founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, in recognition of his significant and ground-breaking contributions to theoretical physics and support for mathematical sciences in South Africa. Turok received the honourary doctorate in science honoris causa at an NMMU […]

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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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A glimpse into AIMS Rwanda

We give you a look into our AIMS Rwanda centre. AIMS Rwanda is located in Remera, a suburb of Kigali, KN 3, Remera Sector. […]

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AIMS Ecosystem

Unveiling AIMS Ecosystem […]

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Kenyan Uncovers Antituberculosis Plants

One major obstacle newly qualified African PhD holders face is to find opportunities to continue their research. To help overcome this, the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, part of the University of Ghana in Accra, has established a one-year postdoctoral programme for Africa’s next generation of medical research leaders. The idea is to equip […]

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Highlights of the NEF Global Gathering 2016 – Day 2

This is the highlights of the Day two of the NEF Global Gathering. Beyond conversations, the NEF Global Gathering 2016, has issued a strong call for business investment in African science and government policies that will fuel research and innovation. Global leaders looked at issues that can be advanced by frontier science like infrastructure, STEM potential and scientific entrepreneurship. […]

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Highlights of the NEF Global Gathering 2016 – Day 1

This is the highlights of the day one of the NEF Global Gathering 2016. This NEF Presidential Panel has initiated a global conversation examining how African countries can create a strong STEM ecosystem to solve the global challenges of society with science-based solutions and create incentives to attract and retain African STEM talent. […]

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AIMS Global Alumni Reunion

Bilingual version of the video (with French subtitles) […]

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AIMS for Africa Movie

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a pan-African network of centres of excellence that enables Africa’s brightest students to become innovators that propel scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency. […]

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“Neil Turok,” Square TED Stories – ARTE Television

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