Category Archives: 2022

Registration Open for Africa Women in Data Science Event #IWD2022

Africa Women in Data Science Event

The OAD and its partners are organizing the “Africa Women in Data Science” event from 8-10 March 2022, which coincides with International Women’s Day. The event is organized by DARA Big Data (Development in Africa through Radio Astronomy) supported by Newton Fund, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory, the Inter-University Institute For Data Intensive Astronomy […]

Overview: Astronomy in Ghana

“Astronomy in Ghana” aims to visit various schools within three southern regions of Ghana (Greater Accra, Volta and Central Region) in order to set up school astronomy clubs. The clubs will teach astronomy through the use of talks, discussion and hands-on activities to foster practical problem-solving skills. Students will also be introduced to the diversity […]

Overview: Astronomy for Community Empowerment in Nepal

Astronomy has been one of the area of interests among Nepali students and enthusiasts, thus, sometimes ‘A’ in STEAM is confused as Astronomy instead of Arts. Therefore, we opt to use the power of Astronomy to foster STEAM education in Nepal to contribute to sustainable development goal 4 i.e. quality education. The idea of this […]

Overview: SciGirls – Empowering girls in science through astronomy

The world faces a massive gender gap in science that is well documented (UNESCO UIS 2019). In Ethiopia, only ~ 13% of scientists are women, plus, girls avoid choosing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields mainly due to the lack of information and support. SciGirls project aims to improve in the long term the […]

Overview: A virtual community mentorship program for development in Colombia

The number of astronomers in Colombia has increased in the last decade. However, the job opportunities that these astronomers have in the country are not numerous and often not widely known. Consequently, many highly educated professionals end up working in jobs where their skills are not applied. As a result, a considerable amount of the […]