News Archive

December 2013

SciDev presents a monthly podcast to keep people in the loop about science and technology news related to global development. In this podcast, listeners hear about the rise of African innovation and how the UN is addressing climate change.

November 2013

The University of Malawi (UNIMA) has announced that it has a new Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Kalenga Saka (also of RISE-SABINA), who has replaced Dr. Emmuel Fabiano. Article here.

October 2013

The National Research Foundation in South Africa, in partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New York, is hosting a workshop on excellence in doctoral programmes in sub-Saharan Africa (27-29 October) in Gauteng, South Africa. On the eve of the event, Carnegie Corporation's programme director, Omotade Akin Aina, explained why the time is right but investment crucial to launch the next generation of scholars in sub-Saharan Africa.
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September 2013

Since its establishment in 2005, the African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) has concentrated on promoting mathematics in Sub-Saharan African countries because, at the time of its establishment, it was anticipated that a Millennium Science project would be initiated for the Mediterranean countries, to involve Southern Europe and North Africa.  The project never materialized.  Over the years, there has been concern about exclusion of North Africa from AMMSI’s activities, particularly since some of the countries in this reg