June 9, 2020

Learning from the best: Evaluating COVID-19 responses and what Africa can learn

A Next Einstein Forum opinion paper Since the first case of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), was detected in Wuhan, China, towards the end of 2019, and declared a global pandemic on 11 March by the World Health Organization, attention has now turned to how countries have responded. The magnitude of the resultant shock from COVID-19 […]

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June 8, 2020

Intelligent farming: An AI opportunity in Africa (Youssef Travaly, Vice-President of NEF, in Ressources Magazine)

BY DR. YOUSSEF TRAVALY VICE-PRESIDENT – NEXT EINSTEIN FORUM AND KEVIN MUVUNYI RESEARCH OFFICER – NEXT EINSTEIN FORUM The Fourth Industrial Revolution will transform our lives in unprecedented ways. This revolution, which is characterised by the confluence of digital, physical, and biological systems, is slowly disrupting and redefining value chains across a multitude of industries, […]

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June 8, 2020

Le numérique, une aubaine pour l’agriculture en Afrique? Le Dr. Lawani, CEO de Global Partners, livre son analyse

Next Einstein Forum : En raison de l’impact économique du Covid-19, le nombre de personnes confrontées à l’insécurité alimentaire aiguë devrait passer à 265 millions en 2020, soit une augmentation de 130 millions par rapport à 2019. Le spectre de la faim hante-t-il le secteur alimentaire mondial? Abdelaziz Lawani: Bien sûr, le risque d’insécurité alimentaire aiguë […]

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June 4, 2020

Le COVID-19, une opportunité pour le secteur des énergies renouvelables en Afrique? Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala livre son point de vue

Next Einstein Forum: Selon de nombreux experts, les mesures de confinement adoptées par les économies de l’Afrique subsaharienne contribueront au développement accéléré des énergies renouvelables sur le continent. Partagez-vous leur avis? Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala: Je suis d’accord. Cependant, j’estime qu’il y a un chaînon manquant, à savoir la production. En effet, les mesures de confinement affectent […]

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June 4, 2020

How can we concretely engage girls in science-related fields of studies in Africa? Dr. Elsa Zekeng gives her point of view

Next Einstein Forum: In 2016, the European Union selected you as Young Leader in recognition to your contribution in the field of science, notably in Africa. Could you tell us more about this and how you passed the so-called “glass ceiling”? Elsa Zekeng: At the time of my selection I was doing my PhD in […]

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May 20, 2020

Les enjeux du système éducatif africain avec le Professeur Mary Teuw Niane, ancien Ministre de l’Enseignement supérieur de la République du Sénégal

Next Einstein Forum : Quelle est votre analyse du système éducatif africain à l’heure actuelle ? Mary Teuw Niane: Malgré des progrès notables, le système éducatif africain demeure en deçà des besoins, des attentes et, surtout, fonctionne plus par l’échec, que par le succès. Son développement est insuffisant face à la jeunesse de la population africaine et […]

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May 15, 2020

COVID-19, an opportunity in Africa’s renewable energy sector? Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala, CEO of Bakulu Power, gives her point of view.

Next Einstein Forum: According to various experts, the lockdown restrictions imposed across various economies within Sub-Saharan Africa have the ability to help the region to accelerate its adoption of renewable energy. Do you agree? Lucia Bakulumpagi-Wamala: I agree, but there is a missing link – manufacturing. Lockdowns are affecting supply chains everywhere. Africa is particularly vulnerable […]

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May 13, 2020

Can COVID Organics win the battle over SARS-CoV-2 infections?

by Dr Vidushi Neergheen*   Ever since the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, announced holding the cure against COVID 19 on 20 April 2020, there has been an upsurge of support for this herbal concoction named COVID organics from many African countries. The drug developed as a herbal tea by the Malagasy […]

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April 20, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)-induced re-imagination: 7 things we knew, but “could do nothing about”…until we could…and did

by Prof. Tolu Oni* One thing is clear: we can’t avert a next pandemic with the same logic and systems that got us to this point. In addition to emergency responses to reduce transmission needed to end the pandemic, I have previously written about the need for emergency foresight in the midst of crises. This […]

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April 20, 2020

Do African herbal medicines hold hope for COVID-19?

by Devina Lobine* The world is in search of vaccines to halt COVID-19. About 42 companies and academic institutions are working to find a vaccine for COVID-19, and at least four of them (Moderna/NIAID, CanSino Biological Inc./Beijing Institute of Biotechnology, University of Oxford and Inovio Pharmaceuticals) already have candidates that have showed promising results in […]

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