June 11, 2020

To which extent the current locust swarm poses a threat to Africa? Ivy Ng’iru, a Science Hero from the Mpala Research Center in Kenya, gives her point of view

Next Einstein Forum: Tell us about yourself and why you chose your current area of work and research? Ivy Ng’iru: My earliest memories revolve around wildlife. My father, a farmer, would take me to the fields with him and teach me about the many birds, insects and mesofauna we would encounter in the plains of […]

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June 11, 2020

Les scientifiques du Next Einstein Forum se lancent dans la lutte contre le COVID-19

PAR YOUSSEF TRAVALY, VICE-PRÉSIDENT DU NEXT EINSTEIN FORUM DANS FINANCIAL AFRIK Le Covid-19 éprouve les pays africains dans leur capacité de gestion pandémique, leur maîtrise des impacts socio-économiques, la robustesse de leurs systèmes de soins de santé et de leurs réponses politiques. Cependant, qu’en est-il des scientifiques africains ? Comment s’organisent-ils pour répondre de manière […]

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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 13, 2020

Can COVID Organics win the battle over SARS-CoV-2 infections?

by Dr Vidushi Neergheen*   Ever since the President of the Republic of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, announced holding the cure against COVID 19 on 20 April 2020, there has been an upsurge of support for this herbal concoction named COVID organics from many African countries. The drug developed as a herbal tea by the Malagasy […]

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May 7, 2020

Le COVID-Organics, un remède dont l’efficacité reste à prouver? Le Professeur Adegnika, Directeur du Centre de Recherches Médicales de Lambaréné (CERMEL) au Gabon livre son point de vue

Next Einstein Forum : Le nombre de cas de Covid-19 est pour l’heure limité en Afrique. Pour quelles raisons? Ayola Akim Adegnika: Je ne crois pas qu’il faut se réjouir trop tôt. Certes, les chiffres sont là car l’Afrique a environ 50.000 cas de contaminations et 2000 morts, selon les statistiques livrées quotidiennement par le Centre […]

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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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