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Canadian Diplomat returns to AIMS for Industry Summit

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 […]

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AIMS Canada engages Canadians on gender equality

AIMS Canada has had a busy quarter influencing several public engagement events on gender equity.  Karen Craggs-Milne, Head of AIMS Canada and Global Group Director of Gender Equality, Inclusion and Business Development, delivered a keynote speech on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) and its targets for achieving Gender Equality during the Peace […]

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AIMS Senegal sends top students to Women’s Mathematics Workshop in Abidjan

Five AIMS Senegal students went to the second edition of its Women’s Mathematics Workshop in Abidjan by the Association des Jeunes Femmes et Mathématiques (AJFM) and the Université Houphouët Boigny on Dec. 4. The workshop was a pan-African platform allowing young mathematicians to meet with role models and women innovators in academia, engineering, medicine and molecular research. “Ce séjour en […]

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MasterCard Fdn Scholars Program Educating Next-Generation Rwandan Scientists

Dative Tuyisenge has been passionate about sciences, especially mathematics, since her childhood in primary school. But, like many young Rwandans, Tuyisenge, grew up struggling to pay for school fees for her education, which was threatening her dream to become one of acclaimed female scientists both on Rwanda and elsewhere. However, her hope was revived, and […]

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Africa needs to lead on the ‘quantum revolution’ – Sci Dev Net

Thierry Zomahoun is the president and chief executive officer of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and founder and chairman of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), which helps foster collaboration among young African scientists. In an effort to raise Africa’s profile in how science and mathematics can address development challenges, Zomahoun is promoting NEF’s scientific programme […]

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MasterCard FDN brings education and employment conference to Kigali

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program hosted its annual learning conference on Oct. 17-19, at the Kigali Convention Center. The event, The Future of Work in Africa, brought together more than 100 participants including university presidents, non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders, and program administrators from the Scholars Program network of 28 university and NGO partners. Other participants included […]