December 21, 2017

Un “ambassadeur” ouest-africain dédié à l’agriculture pour le 2è Next Einstein Forum

Le Next Einstein Forum (NEF) a annoncé hier sa deuxième “classe d’ambassadeurs”, soit 45 scientifiques et champions technologiques en Afrique, tous âgés de moins de 42 ans, qui résolvent les défis de l’Afrique et du monde, rapporte Tic Mag. La première édition a eu lieu en mars 2016 à Dakar. D’Afrique de l’Ouest, un seul ambassadeur […]

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December 18, 2017

40 Africans Under 40 – Making It In Africa

NEF Fellow Mouhamed Moustapha Fall, recognized by Africa.com under Top 40 Under 40 extraordinary men and women who are transforming the future of Africa. This list includes people who are making amazing contributions in their respective fields of expertise. Young Africans are smart people who’ve taken it upon themselves to use their various talents and fields of […]

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December 18, 2017

STEM fields need to be more friendly to women

According to NSF’s Science and Engineering Indicators, the STEM fields are dominated by a male presence. For example, 11.1 percent of physicists and astronomers are women, 22.7 percent of chemical engineers are women, 35.2 percent of chemists are women and 7.9 percent of mechanical engineers are women. NSF also says that Women, Minorities, and Persons […]

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December 18, 2017

Gender Equity for Africa’s Scientists

The next Einstein could be an African woman, but Africa’s gender gap in science education and jobs means the world may never know. To position Africa for long-term development success, and to give women and girls the opportunities they deserve, efforts must be made to achieve gender parity in the so-called STEM disciplines. NEF Fellow Aminata […]

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December 18, 2017

Zimbabwe’s new government must commit to science

In a piece written by Dexter Tagwireyi in international journal of science in Nature, Zimbabwe has been excluded from many international funding and grant opportunities because of its instability, both real and perceived. The only way to access these funds has been to collaborate with scientists from other African countries and around the world. Just three […]

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December 18, 2017

Jonathan Mboyo Esole : un futur Einstein pour l’Afrique ?

C’est l’histoire d’un garçonnet connu pour ses problèmes de développement et ses difficultés d’expression à Kinshasa devenu professeur de mathématiques à l’université Northeastern, à Boston, aux États-Unis. « J’étais un enfant différent des autres. J’avais des problèmes de croissance. J’ai même été déclaré cliniquement mort. J’étais incapable de me servir de mes mains et de parler […]

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December 18, 2017

The literary genius of Africa’s leading innovation scholar, Calestous Juma

Calestous Juma, the towering Kenyan scholar of technology and development, died on Friday (Dec. 15) at the age of 64 in Boston, Massachusetts. Harvard’s Kennedy School professor, was known for his work on innovation, and how that intersected with sectors including agriculture, education, health, and economic prosperity. As a prolific and luminary academic, he combined rigorous evidence with […]

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December 18, 2017

How scientists and farmers creating climate and disease resistant livestock for Africa

Visiting Brisbane in November for theInternational Tropical Agriculture Conference for 2017, Director General of theInternational Livestock Research Institute Dr. Jimmy Smith discussed with Devex a range of new and exciting programs his organization is delivering to help create climate and disease resistant livestock for Africa. With research progressing rapidly, Smith believes 2018 will see ILRI deliver a […]

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December 12, 2017

There’s more to evidence-based policies than data: why it matters for healthcare

The idea of “Health for All” was first put on the global agenda in 1978 at the International Conference on Primary Health Care at Alma Ata. It called for primary health care to be introduced as the first step to making sure that everyone has access to health care. The big question is: how can […]

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December 12, 2017

Scientists build hydrogen sensor readable with the naked eye

According to many scientists, the proposed ‘hydrogen economy’, in which hydrogen is to become the most important carrier of sustainably generated energy, is an inevitable development. Unfortunately, the use of hydrogen entails certain risks, because it is flammable and difficult to detect. The research that the scientists described in their publication in Nature Communications focuses on […]

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