GloSYS Africa team holds well-attended session at Next Einstein Forum in Kigali
Members of the GloSYS Africa team, including current members Abdeslam Badre (Morocco) and Fridah Kanana Erastus (Kenya), GYA alumnus Abidemi Akindele (Nigeria) and GloSYS researcher Marie Neumann held an hour-long interactive session at this year’s Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering in Kigali, Rwanda, on 28 March. As one of the largest gatherings of scientists in Africa to date, this conference was an ideal opportunity to increase the profile of the GloSYS Africa project. Despite the time slot (7:30am on the last day of the conference) a diverse group of roughly seventy stakeholders attended the session. The team briefly presented select preliminary findings from the GloSYS Africa survey and then moved into an interactive workshop in which they engaged with the audience to gather feedback on improving survey dissemination and to explore implementable strategies to address the challenges facing young scientists in Africa highlighted in the survey data.
2019 AGM planning is underway
The theme of the 2019 Anniversary AGM and Conference will be ‘Re-Enlightenment? The role, relevance and realities of Enlightenment ideas in a globalized world’.
If your Working Group or Incubator Group is interested in this theme, and would like to organise a pre- or post-AGM workshop, please contact the 2019 and by the end of May.
The conference will take place from 29 April – 3 May in Halle (Saale), Germany, at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.
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