NEF 2016 Senegal


NEF 2016 Senegal
Mar. 8, 2016 to Mar. 10, 2016
Le Centre international de conférence Abdou Diouf de Diamniadio (CICAD)|Deni Mali Gueye|SN

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Founded in 2013, the NEF was launched by two key partners – The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and Robert Bosch Stiftung.

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is more than a conference; it’s a movement to advance African scientific discovery and innovation. IMAGINARY is partner of NEF and will organise an exhibition at the first Forum in Senegal.

The first NEF Global Gathering will be hosted by H. E. President Macky Sall in Dakar, Senegal from the 8-10 March, 2016. The three-day NEF Global Gathering will showcase often underreported scientific progress in Africa, holding up the NEF Fellows as examples of the exceptional scientific potential and progress across Africa.

IMAGINARY will be present with an interactive exhibition on mathematics, featuring images, films and digital interactives of modern mathematics, developed and presented by African and international scientists. Here is a video greating from the IMAGINARY exhibition in Taiwan to the Next Einstein Forum in Senegal:

(video credits: Narrator: 劉懿婕 (Demi Liu), Director: 陳宏賓 (Hongbin Chen), Producer: 鍾冠毅 (Kuan-I Chung), Co-organizer: Department of Applied Mathematics, National Sun Yat-sen University, Organizer: TMS)

Held every two years, NEF Global Gatherings will unite more than 500 of the brightest thinkers and distinguished stakeholders from around the world. NEF Global Gatherings showcase 15 of Africa’s top young scientists and connect them with leaders from Africa and the rest of the world in high-profile, invitation-only forums. These leading scientists, policymakers, business people, journalists, civil-society representatives and entrepreneurs will highlight breakthrough discoveries and catalyse scientific collaboration for human development.

By bringing the world to Africa, the NEF will issue a strong call for business investment in African science and government policies that fuel research and innovation. Global leaders will look at issues that can be advanced by frontier science like infrastructure, STEM potential and scientific entrepreneurship. Participants will also have focused discussions that will move from policy to practice.

Unique to the Global Gathering, 50 percent of participants will be young (under age 42) representing all countries in Africa. At least 40 percent of attendees will be women and the Global Gathering aims to feature 50 percent participants from Africa and 50 percent from the rest of the world. In addition, the conference languages will be English and French, with simultaneous translation throughout.

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