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Data and Development

The OAD is engaging with development economists from the RESEP centre (Research on Socio-Economic Policy) at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. ReSEP is a group of researchers in the Department of Economics that has a long term research focus on issues of poverty, income distribution, social mobility, economic development and social policy.  Through a series …

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MEARIM-IV (Middle East and Africa Regional IAU Meeting)

The fourth Middle East and African IAU Regional meeting (MEARIM), was jointly hosted by Entoto Observatory & Research Center(EORC) and East African Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD-IAU) from 22-25 May 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia with the theme of “Exploring our Universe for the benefit of Humankind”. The aim …

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Science Forum South Africa 2016

The Science Forum South Africa aims To create a platform for a vibrant debate on the role of science, technology and innovation in society and To promote international science, technology and innovation partnerships.  Science Forum South Africa 2016 was held on 8-9 December at the CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa. It …

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South East Asian Astronomy Network (SEAAN 2016) meeting

The Southeast Asia Astronomical Network (SEAAN) with its aim to strengthen the research work and education activities among its ten member countries. The SEAAN organises its annual meeting whose purpose is to bring together people working in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics research and education from the entire SEA region and …

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SAASTEC 2016 Conference

The annual Southern African Association of Science & Technology Centers SAASTEC conference was held in Richard’s Bay, South Africa. SAASTEC is the primary gathering of the community of stakeholders engaged in science activities in the region – including but not limited to science centers, museums, outreach teams at universities and …

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Wanda Diaz at White House Frontiers Conference

OAD post-doctoral researcher, Dr Wanda Diaz, was invited to the White House Frontiers Conference hosted by US President Obama in Pittsburg, USA. Co-hosted with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the conference explored the future of innovation in the US and around the world. Wanda’s speech on “Making Space …

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First Workshop on Astronomy Inclusion

The IAU Working Group 3: Astronomy for Equity and Inclusion organized the first workshop on Astronomy Beyond the Common Senses for Accessibility and Inclusion in conjunction with the LARIM meeting in Colombia. The workshop was attended by educators, astronomers and other experts in inclusive education. Dr Wanda Diaz-Merced, OAD researcher, served as …

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Astronomy for Development Workshop: LARIM 2016

The Andean Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (ROAD) organized a workshop on the theme of ‘Astronomy for Development‘ at the Latin American Regional IAU Meeting LARIM 2016 in Colombia. The Andean ROAD gathers 20+ institutions in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Its coordinators are hosted at three collaborating …

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