Africa Science Week 2023 to Promote Women in STEM
The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and the Henry Luce Foundation (HLF) are launching the Africa Science Week (ASW) of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), which will take place simultaneously in 11 African countries from June 19-26, 2023.
The theme of this year’s ASW is “Breaking Barriers, Inspiring Scientific Excellence,” and it will focus on promoting women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
In Ghana, ASW is being implemented by AIMS with Kumasi Hive as an implementing partner. The event will benefit students from Accra Girls and Accra Wesley Girls, Froebel Educational Complex and Palmer Educational Center, all in Kumasi.
NEF Ambassadors, who are young leaders passionate about STEM, will lead the event in each country. They will work with partners in their academic, research, and public and private sector communities to organize a variety of events, including exhibitions and scientific caravans, robotics competitions, roundtables, and innovative academic conferences.
The overall objective of ASW is to inspire and empower the next generation of female scientists, engineers, and innovators in Africa. Through a series of interactive sessions, the event will promote the discovery of science and technology in Africa and globally, and encourage the participation of youth in coordinated science events across the continent.
This edition of NEF Africa Science Week is made possible through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation. The foundation’s partnership with AIMS underscores its dedication to advancing scientific knowledge, promoting education, and empowering individuals in Africa and beyond.
“We are excited to partner with AIMS to celebrate the 2023 Africa Science Week,” said Jennifer A. King, President of the Henry Luce Foundation. “This event is a great opportunity to highlight the achievements of women in STEM and to inspire the next generation of African scientists. We are proud to support AIMS’s mission to promote scientific excellence and innovation in Africa.”
NEF Africa Science Week is a collaborative effort involving different entities of AIMS across its network, and various partners who are passionate about promoting science education and innovation. By bringing together leading scientists, researchers, educators, policymakers, and industry professionals, the event seeks to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and drive scientific progress on the African continent.
“We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2023 Africa Science Week,” said AIMS Director General David Adewumi. “This year’s event is particularly special as it focuses on promoting women in STEM. We are grateful to the Henry Luce Foundation for their generous support, and we look forward to working with our partners to inspire the next generation of female scientists in Africa.”
The 2023 Africa Science Week will be a week of celebration and discovery, and it will provide a unique opportunity for young people to learn about STEM and to meet with leading figures in the field. The event will also highlight the important role that women play in STEM, and it will inspire the next generation of female scientists to pursue their dreams.
For more information about the 2023 Africa Science Week, please visit: www.nexteinstein.org/asw