NEF Community of Scientists Review Digital Economy Strategy, Elects New Executive Committee

17 March 2019 -NAIROBI — The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Community of Scientists (CoS) elected a new Executive Team for its 2019–2021 Session. New Chair Prof. Sanushka Naidoo, NEF Fellow from South Africa, replaces Dr. Yebebal Fantaye, NEF Fellow from Ethiopia, who led the group during the 2017–2019 Session. This Sunday afternoon, the Next Einstein […]

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Carpe Diem: A Case for E-commerce as a Tool for Digital Disruption in Africa during Covid-19

by Kevin Muvunyi and Esther Kunda* World-renowned theoretical physicist Albert Einstein once said that in the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity. Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this statement becomes all the more relevant. The current pandemic has disrupted economies around the globe, with most countries expected to witness low percentage GDP growth. Africa […]

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5 minutes sur le Coronavirus et le rôle des start-ups africaines avec Mountaga Keita, CEO de Tulip Industries

Next Einstein Forum : Pourriez-vous nous expliquer les raisons qui vous ont incité à lancer le « kiosque Octopus» et en quoi consiste-t-il? Mountaga Keita: Suite aux décès de 3 personnes proches de moi pour  erreur de diagnostic, je me suis attelé à trouver une idée pour pallier aux manques dans ce domaine dans mon […]

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Seven reasons to attend Next Einstein Forum Global Gatherings

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gatherings is a space like no other! We focus on creating a collaborative environment for young innovators and great scientific minds to come together with the singular goal of propelling Africa as a global scientific hub. The Global Gathering is the largest science and innovation gathering on the continent. […]

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Le Next Einstein Forum annonce une nouvelle cohorte de 25 lauréats; les jeunes scientifiques les plus talentueux d’Afrique

KIGALI, Rwanda, le 5 août 2019,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Le Next Einstein Forum (NEF) a présenté aujourd’hui sa troisième promotion de lauréats; 25 scientifiques d’envergure, tous âgés de moins de 42 ans, et dont les recherches et les innovations contribuent à relever les défis les plus urgents pour l’Afrique et le monde.  « Je suis ravi […]

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Next Einstein Forum announces new cohort of 25 Fellows, Africa’s top young scientists

Kigali, Rwanda, 5 August 2019 – The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) today announced its third Class of NEF Fellows Class, 25 strong scientists, all under 42 years, whose research and innovations are contributing to solve Africa’s and the world’s most pressing challenges.   “I am excited to announce the 3rd class of NEF Fellows for two […]

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South Africa: Spare the Rod – the Biology of Poverty and Violence

Scientific advances in human biology may soon have a profound bearing on the policies that governments and organizations adopt towards young mothers, caregivers and babies in poor and stressed communities. There is an emerging body of scientific evidence to show that the environment in which a very young baby develops is pivotal in shaping its […]

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Researchers get US$56.1 million to scale up projects

Food security researchers from nine African countries will receive Canadian 60 million Canadian dollars (about US$56.1 million) from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFRSF) to scale up their projects. The researchers gathered in the Kenyan town of Naivasha last week (23-27 June) for the Research to Feed Africa Symposium to review ten research projects […]

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