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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April 14, 2020

5 minutes sur la Tech africaine et le Coronavirus avec Samir Abdelkrim

Samir Abdelkrim est l’auteur de l’ouvrage “Startup Lions, au cœur de l’African Tech“ et fondateur de la plateforme de la Tech4Good EMERGING Valley  (www.emergingvalley.co) et de la société de conseil StartupBRICS (www.startupbrics.com) Next Einstein Forum : Comment caractériseriez-vous le milieu entrepreneurial africain dans le domaine du numérique et qui sont les poids lourds de la […]

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April 3, 2020

Supplies to vulnerable communities and protection of health workers, as Africa battles COVID-19

by Sara Suliman and Fatoumatta Darboe* COVID-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) has become a household name for the disease caused by a new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV2), which has rapidly become a global epidemic crisis. SARS-CoV2 infections have been slow to enter Africa, potentially as a result of early travel restrictions imposed by multiple African countries. […]

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March 13, 2020

R&D en Afrique : une approche panafricaine s’impose pour remédier à la faiblesse des financements (Youssef Travaly, NEF)

Dépêche N°622703 Par Anne ROY Lundi 09 mars 2020, 18:04:00 Toute reproduction ou transmission de cette dépêche est strictement interdite, sauf accord formel d’AEF Lancé en 2013 à l’initiative de l’African institute for mathematical sciences et la fondation Robert Bosch Stiftung, le Next Einstein Forum est une plate-forme qui entend connecter science, société et politique […]

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February 24, 2020

Le Next Esintein Forum dévoile les 25 meilleurs innovateurs qui entreront en compétition lors Rassemblement international à Nairobi

KIGALI, Rwanda, le 25 février 2020 – Le NEF dévoile aujourd’hui sa liste des 25 finalistes pour son concours de l’Invention à l’Innovation (Ci2i) dans 5 catégories qui aura lieu durant le Salon de l’innovation les 10 et 11 mars 2020 prochain. Sélectionnés parmi plus de 260 candidatures, cette troisième cohorte de finalistes du Ci2i […]

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