Category Archives: 2020

COVID-19 Support for Internally Displaced Persons

this article was published on Astronomers Without Borders Nigeria Due to insurgency in several parts of Northern Nigeria, there are over 2 million displaced persons in the country spread across IDP camps and host communities. In Abuja, there are 28,000 IDP’s residing in different camps in the city. In 2019, OAD sponsored the IDP Children’s […]

Astro-art winners announced

Astronomers Without Borders Nigeria has announced the winners of the Astro-art contest for school kids. The project engaged students who have been home due to the lockdown across Nigeria. In addition to a painting, participants were required to a motivation. The winning entries can be seen on the website.   Winning Entries  

DARA OAD Big Data Hackathon #1: Zambia

The Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) and DARA Big Data (Development in Africa through Radio Astronomy) in partnership with the Inter-University Institute For DataIntensive Astronomy (IDiA) are organizing a Big Data Hackathon at the University of Zambia (UNZA) on Sep 30 – Oct 01. The theme of this hackathon is Natural Language Processing (NLP) […]

UN General Assembly side event: Astronomy- a Unique Educational Tool for furthering the SDGs & Stimulating a Global Perspective

The European Regional Office of Astronomy for Development (E-ROAD) organised an online Dialogue in the context of the United Nation’s 75th anniversary. Astronomy is an effective tool for international development because it combines fundamental science and cutting-edge technology with culture and inspiration. This is the pioneering mission of the International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy […]