May 26, 2022

Africa’s largest science gathering goes virtual

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By Christopher Bendana


The fourth Next Einstein Forum (NEF) that was slated in March for Nairobi, Kenya early in the year is finally taking place virtually. It will run from today the 8th December-10.

Running under the theme, Building Africa’s resilience through Education, research and innovation, the conference brings together top scientists, science journalists, and policymakers from across the globe.

The topics range from food security, climate change, genetics, and artificial intelligence to public health.

There is also an award ceremony where top young scientists from the continent are recognized.

Prof. Loyisa Nyongxa of the International Mathematics Union and Dr. Kommy Weldemariam of IBM Africa Lab are among the top scientists that will attend.

Previously the forum has been held in Senegal and Rwanda.

The NEF is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung. It is geared to connecting science, society, and policy in Africa to the world.


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