December 1, 2017


The African Woman in Science and The Work Place The under-representation of African women in science and its related fields is a cause for concern. The stereotypical African woman in times past was seen as a weak figure better suited to doing ‘menial’ jobs including raising children and taking care of the home. Today, paradigms […]

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November 24, 2017

Africa must keep its rich, valuable data safe from exploitation

Data is being driven by major international research collaborations like the Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project. This and similar initiatives are producing volumes of data the continent has never witnessed before. All of that data then needs to be carefully managed throughout every stage of the research project. That’s why data stewardship – a job that didn’t exist in academia […]

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February 14, 2016

Educator Challenges AAAS to Join the Search for Next Einstein

African education leader Thierry Zomahoun called on global scientific community to pick up chalk and help him uncover a new Einstein in Africa. President and CEO of the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Zomahoun delivered a speech to a packed room at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual conference in […]

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October 29, 2015

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Chair Thierry Zomahoun Presents at African Union Commission Meeting on Education, Science and Technology

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) team led by NEF Chair Thierry Zomahoun, presented at the First Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Education, Science and Technology (STC-EST) from the 27th to 30th October 2015 at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa. AU Ministers responsible for Education, Science and Technology, and […]

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