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.
For more information on GloSYS Africa, or to take the survey, please visit their website.