Sonal Asgotraa, Project manager of Astrostays, writes about the project for the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). As nature-based tourism emerges strongly in a post-COVID world, astro-tourism presents immense opportunities to create positive social, economic and conservation benefits. Astro-tourism is a form of experiential tourism that encompasses travelling for astronomy related experiences – ranging […]
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PRAGSAC (Promoting Radio Astronomy in Ghana through School visits and Astronomy Clubs) are developing online astronomy lessons for students in Ghana. The lessons will be released on their Youtube channel.
Celebrated each year on 10 November, World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives. The focus this year is on “Science […]
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Rethinking Human Development- Contribution to the International Science Council Initiative
The International Science Council (ISC) is featuring contributions from the global science community on Rethinking Human Development. This is a joint project with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In this contribution, OAD Director, Kevin Govender, and Prof Carolina Odman at the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy in South Africa, explore how science and […]
This article is based on a ‘Impact for Breakfast’ talk given by OAD Director Kevin Govender and OAD Fellow Tawanda Chingozha on the impact of racial inequalities on development in Africa. The first half of the blog (on the OAD, racism and its effect on project funding) was presented by Govender, and the second part […]