November 23, 2021

The Heartbeat of Africa: Food, Culture, and Wellbeing

By Dr. Ebele Mogo and Grainne Hutton  Food has served various cultural, economic, culinary, and even aesthetic purposes in African countries throughout history. In the 20th century, pyramid-like displays of groundnut sacks adorned cities in northern Nigeria. Known as the groundnut pyramids, these tourist attractions symbolized growing agricultural prosperity in the region. Once a famous […]

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May 24, 2021

Dr. Sajjad Fazel, a rising figure in East Africa’s science communication field

Next Einstein Forum: Could you please tell us how and why you decided to embark upon a career in the science field? Sajjad Fazel: Ever since I was young, I loved science. I was a curious child, and science was my way of exploring the world and learning different things. I enjoyed conducting science experiments, […]

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June 15, 2020

How can misinformation affect public health in Africa? Dr. Sajjad Fazel, a Science Hero from Tanzania, gives his point of view

Next Einstein Forum: Tell us about yourself and why you chose your current area of work and research? It is after seeing my father and other people in Tanzania suffering from the effects of diabetes that I decided to pursue a career in health. I was always interested in science, biology in particular. I found […]

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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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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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September 24, 2019

Graves or people

While much recent discussion about the sustainability of death has focused on how ‘green’ methods like cremation are or can be, the fact remains that a significant portion of the land used by cemeteries remains a controversial topic in the scope of urban sprawl and liveability. NEF Fellow Zaheer Allam at Curtin University, Australia, examined […]

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January 23, 2018

Le Next Einstein Forum lance un sondage pour mesurer l’écart entre les genres dans l’enseignement des STIM et la recherche en Afrique

Kigali, le 24 janvier 2018 – Le Next Einstein Forum (NEF), une initiative de l’Institut Africain des Sciences Mathématiques (AIMS) en partenariat avec la Fondation Robert Bosch, annonce aujourd’hui le lancement d’un important sondage visant à mesurer l’écart existant entre les genres dans l’enseignement en science, technologie, ingénierie, mathématiques (STIM) et recherche en Afrique. Les […]

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January 22, 2018

Next Einstein Forum launches survey to measure gender gap in STEM Education and Research in Africa

Kigali, 23 January 2018 – The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the Africa Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung, today announces the launch of an important survey that hopes to measure the existing gender gap in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education and research in Africa. The survey […]

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January 9, 2018

International scientists collaborate on Global State of Young Scientists (GloSYS) Africa study to deepen understanding of early-career scientists and scholars in Africa and the African diaspora

For long science, as well as scientific performance, in Africa has been associated with challenges and handicaps more than anything else. This global “impression” has hampered many knowledge contributions from African science, especially given the absence of national, regional and continental database on the state of science, scientists and scientific performance. This has made it […]

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January 9, 2018

For tech to be funded, it must improve lives

Technology can’t solve problems. Neither can data, for that matter. It can’t plug the holes of governance and political will but, without it, we cannot hope to address the myriad problems facing African countries. This idea permeated the Science Forum South Africa. Whether it was in the use of satellites to monitor the continent’s resources […]

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