The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), welcomed back Canadian High Commissioner Sara Hradecky for an industry summit in Kigali on Jan. 12.
“AIMS centres of excellence, including the one here in Kigali, contribute to building Africa’s human capital,” said High Commissioner Hradecky.
The event was supported by the Government of Rwanda, the Toronto-based MasterCard Foundation and the Ottawa-based International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
The event also included the Honorable Dr. Eugene Mutimura, Rwanda’s Minister of Education. Industry partners and AIMS explored the graduate skills that businesses could employ. The end goal is to grow internship and employment opportunities for AIMS students and graduates. The event also highlighted AIMS new training program the Mathematical Sciences for Climate Change initiative, which is co-funded by Global Affairs Canada and IDRC.
“It is time for Africa’s youth to gain relevant skills that facilitate their transition from studies to meaningful employment opportunities,” said Dr. Dorothy Nyambi, AIMS EVP.