December 5, 2017

How a West African lab made a 3D printer from toxic e-waste

An innovative lab in Lomé, the capital city of Togo in West Africa created the first “Made in Africa” 3D printer using e-waste. WoeLab, a community tech hub established by architect Sénamé Koffi Agbodjinou, 37, made the machine using little more than scrap printers, computers and scanners. The idea was born after Agbodjinou purchased a 3D […]

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December 1, 2017

Pruitt’s RFS Decision Defies Science, Undercuts Development of New Fuels

According to a Statement by Jeremy Martin, Union of Concerned Scientists, Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has finalized a change to biofuels policy, lowering the amount of cellulosic biofuel required under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). While political pressure from agricultural interests partly checked Pruitt’s effort to roll back the RFS […]

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November 30, 2017

Ethiopia’s waste-to-energy plant is a first in Africa

For half a century, the Koshe dump site has been the only landfill in Addis Ababa. As the city has expanded, the landfill – which used to lie on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital – has become part of the urban landscape, sprawling over an area the size of 36 football pitches and attracting […]

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November 24, 2017

Call For Papers; Beyond the Debate: Climate Change as an Economic Opportunity for Africa

This workshop will be co-located with the second edition of the EAI International Conference on Innovations and Interdisciplinary Solutions for Underserved Areas (InterSol2018) (http://interdisciplinarysolutions.org/) to be held as a pre-event of the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering (NEF GG) on March 24-25, 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. All Authors of accepted papers (one author per paper) […]

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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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September 14, 2017

Meet Africa’s best young scientists and technologists

Earlier Last week, the Next Einstein Forum announced its second batch of fellows, class of 2017-2019, who among the 16, six are women best young scientists and technologists from the African soil. These are young innovators and emerging leaders engaged in research and technological development under the age of 42 years. Read more […]

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September 11, 2017

Announcing 2017-2019 Next Einstein Forum Fellows, Africa’s top scientists solving global challenges

Kigali, 12 September 2017 – The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) today announces its second Fellows Class, 16 scientists, all under 42 years of age, who are solving Africa’s and the world’s challenges. An initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the NEF will hold its second […]

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November 20, 2015

Next Einstein Forum announces 2015/2016 NEF Fellows Class Solving African and Global Challenges Through Science and Technology

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announced the 2015/2016 NEF Fellows Class – twelve of Africa’s top scientists and technologists under 42 years old, working in Africa and around the world. Central to the NEF’s vision of propelling Africa […]

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June 22, 2015

UNESCO endorses Africa’s global forum for science and technology: the Next Einstein Forum

By 2050, the UN projects that 40% of the world’s young people will be African. To keep up with this growing youth population and to transition into knowledge based economies, Africa will need to produce a daunting 18 million jobs a year, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). Yet today, less than 25% of […]

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