Category Archives: Flagship 3

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: 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: Mobile Astronomy Village, Benin

The key point of the project is the acquisition of a mobile planetarium. The team sees astronomy as an entry point to science and the scientific method in general for the youth of Benin. Everyone in our country sees the sky and wonders about the universe, but due to the lack of scientific education, beliefs […]

Overview: Education for All- promoting education in internally displaced communities in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso has been subject to terror attacks since 2015 in several parts of the country, with a cluster of violence in the northern and eastern regions. These attacks pose a serious humanitarian crisis, resulting in over a thousand deaths and more than a million internally displaced individuals so far. According to IOM, the majority […]

Overview: Cenca Bridge

The mission of Cenca Bridge (CB) is to provide opportunities to marginalized students from Central America and the Caribbean (cencabridgeastro.weebly.com). The main challenge revolves around scientific research being inaccessible or completely absent. We believe that astronomy research can help students obtain versatile tools and transferable skills to increase employment options and create leaders. CB is […]