Category Archives: Sub-Saharan Africa

Overview: Knowledge access and sharing through Cultural Astronomy in Uganda’s Refugee settlements and host communities.

This project is based on introducing Astronomy to refugee settlements through student activities, teacher training workshops, public engagements, webinars on Cultural Astronomy all of which will eventually be incorporated in a mobile Astronomy Lab for replication in other regions of Uganda. Project deliverables include; introduction of Astronomy in the general sciences education, a catalogue of […]

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 […]

Final report

The project organized a 6-days workshop for 61 science teachers in Monrovia, Liberia. The educational system, as one of the key drivers for social and economic development, is in a devastating condition after two civil wars and the Ebola crisis. The workshop aimed at supporting the teachers with basic astronomy knowledge and classroom experiments to […]

Final report

Astrolab Training Week (30th September – 4th October 2019) National University of Science & Technology (NUST), Bulawayo, Republic of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe is making her nascent steps into the world of space exploration via the newly established Zimbabwe National Geospatial and Space Agency (ZINGSA), and given these circumstances, NUST seeks to be a pioneer and a […]