Africa Science Week (Kenya) : Igniting The Power Of Science

The Next Einstein Forum’s (NEF) Africa Science Week (ASW) kicks off tomorrow 27th June in Nairobi Kenya at the WECREATE Center and Eldoret Towns. This will be Africa’s annual week-long celebration of science and technology with thousands of individuals – from students, to scientists to technologists – actively engaging in coordinated science events across the continent throughout June 2017

This comes at a time when Kenya has put science and innovation at the heart of its development strategy through comprehensive legislation which seek to mainstream the application of science, technology and innovation in all sectors. Kenya is a leader in ICT innovation in Africa with examples of world class innovations emerging out of Kenya such as mobile money commercialization like M-PESA. Multinational corporations like IBM have set up in Kenya to expand their own research reach, continuing to position Kenya as an undisputed leader in African innovation.

Led by NEF Ambassadors, this signature program is designed for many age groups and provides an opportunity for citizens to engage in everyday science. The program is designed to instill a curiosity of learning and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) pursuits among the public and allows young Africans, especially women and girls, to become excellent scientists and technologists.

Great speakers have been lined up for this event including;

Sylvia Mukasa
Sylvia Mukasa, NEF ambassador for Kenya is the CEO of GlobalX Investments Ltd and the Chapter Lead for Women in Tech Africa, Kenya Chapter. She is an avid mentor for women in STEM.

Rodgers Kirwa

Rodgers is the CEO of  iAgribizAfrica and an Agribusiness enthusiast whose life’s work is to improve the livelihoods of farmers in Africa as well as make more youths and women into Agribusiness.

Misoi Jonathan

Misoi Jonathan is a Web Information Systems, Web 2.0 specialist and web security expert who’s  the lead Consultant in the ICT field with Digitalk Technologies Ltd.

The NEF hopes to extend Africa Science Week to at least 30 countries in 2018 and all 54 by 2020

Full event details and how to sign up to attend any of the sessions can be found HERE.



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5 Comments on "Africa Science Week (Kenya) : Igniting The Power Of Science"

  1. I’d love to attend this

  2. Great stuff. Thanks a lot for sharing.

  3. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Quite educative

  5. Good initiative

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