About the Africa Science Week

The Next Einstein Forum’s (NEF) Africa Science Week (ASW) will be Africa’s annual weeklong celebration of science and technology with thousands of individuals – from students, to scientists to technologists – actively engaging in coordinated science events across the continent throughout June 2017. ASW wants to encourage citizens to get involved, participate in the NEF’s 1mil1 campaign and become interested in science and technology, and how it impacts their daily lives. For this maiden edition, the NEF’s ASW will be held in 13 countries: Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania.

Led by NEF Ambassadors, this signature program is designed for many age groups and provides an opportunity for citizens to engage in everyday science. The program is designed to instil a curiosity of learning and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) pursuits among the public and allows young Africans, especially women and girls, to become excellent scientists and technologists.

NEF Ambassadors will work with local partners both in the academic and private sector to make it a success.

Looking to the Future
The NEF hopes to extend Africa Science Week to at least 30 countries in 2018 and all 54 by 2020. It is our hope that building strong partnerships with existing science organisations and pooling resources, we can create a truly meaningful and sustainable program that encourages entry and retention in STEM fields.

For more info or how you help us improve and expand Africa Science Week. Write to us asw@nef.org

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