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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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

Next Einstein Forum unveils top 25 innovators to compete at global gathering in Nairobi

KIGALI, Rwanda, 25 February 2020 – Today, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) announces the 25 finalists for its Challenge of Invention to Innovation (Ci2i) competition in five categories to be held on 10-11 March 2020 in the NEF Innovation Salon. “The third cohort of Ci2i finalists, selected from 260 applications, are ambitious African innovators developing […]

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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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June 18, 2019


The Arts and Science Festival seeks to increase scientific and artistic awareness among the participants of the Global Gatherings; to promote widespread access to new knowledge and scientific experiences; to support and improve formal and informal science education; to encourage young people to study arts, science and technology subjects further and to consider careers in […]

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May 23, 2019

Will Africa Take Full Advantage of its Biodiversity?

On the UN International Day for Biodiversity 2019, NEF caught up with Dr. Jessica Thorn, an AIMS Climate Change Science Fellow, on her viewpoint as a scientist especially the opportunities & challenges in the conservation of Africa’s and the world’s biodiversity today. This year’s theme is “Our Biodiversity, Our Food and Our Health. This day is […]

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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 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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January 5, 2018

A blog on Science Diplomacy for early Career Investigators

Science is one of the best available tools for solving societal challenges—whether they are the 17 agenda items in the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals or finding vaccines for infections such as Zika. To help ensure success, early career academic investigators can play an important role in bridging the gap between science and policy. Building capacity requires […]

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