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ZORA and PEPPER, new collaborators for ISHANGO MILELE mission.

The ISHANGO MILELE Foundation is delighted to announce that it’s partner the Next Einstein Forum (Africa’s global forum for science) has recently concluded an agreement with Elsevier the international scientific publishing house, that will result in the launch of a multi-disciplinary open-access peer-reviewed science journal “dedicated to boosting the global reach and impact of research by Africans.” For more information see the press release by Elsevier.
 

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) held its Global Gathering in Kigali on 27 March 2018.

Day two of the meeting featured a debate that brought together scientists and policy makers from across the African continent  to explore how best to encourage knowledge driven development in the region. The debate was led by Macky Sall President of Senegal, and Paul Kagame President of the host country Rwanda. Among the various steps outlined in the conclusions was a call to improve the quality of science and STEM subjects in higher education in Africa. This is an important part of the mission of the ISHANGO MILELE Foundation, so let’s hope that their call to action will lead to new initiatives involving public and private actors in Africa and Europe. To find out more go to article on the Development Aid website which gives good examples of the kind of innovation happing in Africa today. Especially in areas such as energy, telecommunications and mobile payment systems.

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Robin Di Maggio, US CEO of the Ishango Milele Foundation, interviewed for The Sessions Panel.