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LOREAL / UNESCO Scholarship


L’ORÉAL Fellowships are open to women scientists in Sub-Saharan African Countries

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics model schools to double in July


A major achievement of the of the Matiang’i era that hardly features in accolades  for the charismatic Cabinet Secretary and his team  is his roll out of the aptly named Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) model schools  the moment he stepped into his predecessor Prof Jacob Kaimenyi’s shoes a year ago.


Science: Africa's Future


A continent that sells most of its raw materials, and does not have the concept of a Patent office, with the limited exception of a few countries including South Africa. A continent that nurses lethal grudges against enemies of the past and sees the presidential office as a revolving door for "pay back." And a continent, that sees democratic plurality as infiltration of Western intelligence and unAfrican.

I am writing about Africa and African democracy. In this milieu of intractable problems, what is the missing ingredient to assisting African society to develop at a fundamental level?


Invest in African Research and Citizen Science


Climate change, HIV/AIDS, recurring droughts, and food insecurity are some of the most pressing issues the African continent has had to deal with in 2016. [1,2,3] These issues pose a significant threat to economic, social and environmental development in Africa and create health and economic challenges to the continent.


Teenage girls have built Africa's first-ever private satellite


In May next year, Africa will launch its first-ever private satellite into space, to monitor the continent's shifting weather conditions.Unlike most private satellites out there, this one has mostly been built by 14 South African teenage girls, as part of a high school science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) boot camp.


African scientists are fostering a new R&D culture to reverse the continent’s brain drain


When it comes to scientific research and innovation, Africa is a global laggard. The continent contributes a paltry 1% of the world’s research output, a far cry from its position as the world’s second most populated continent.

Much of this problem is compounded by low-quality educational curricula, not to mention global funding that is skewed towards health and agricultural development and less so on science, technology, mathematics, and engineering projects. (STEM).


Call for nominations: UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences


UNESCO invites Members States in consultation with their National Commissions, and non-governmental organizations in official partnership with UNESCO and active in a field covered by the Prize to propose candidates for the UNESCO–Equatorial Guinea International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences.

Deadline for the submission: 31 December 2016 at midnight.


Science has a duty to fulfil: changing the lives of everyday Africans


There have been wide-ranging reactions from the scientific community after a  South African university student called for “Western” science to be eradicated.

The young woman argued that science “is a product of western modernity” and suggested that decolonisation would begin with the introduction of “knowledge that is produced by us, that speaks to us and that is able to accommodate knowledge from our perspective”.

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