Known as the country with a thousand hills, Rwanda and its capital Kigali is gradually becoming a household name for tourism globally. Its vibrant culture, great rift valley, epic scenery and canopy walks make it a one-stop shop for everything tourism in addition to incredible history. Stamping its name on worldwide sports like football and
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A Common Data Science Curriculum for Africa?
Big data, Analytics, and Business Intelligence, among others, have become buzzwords recently in the field of work. Most industries want the best out of the data they generate daily, resulting in the growing appetite for data scientists across the continent. Even though there is a high demand for data scientists, the talent available in Africa
Bridging the Gender Gap in STEM: AIMS’ Researchers Inspiring Young Girls in Rwanda.
The gender gap in STEM fields has been a persistent issue for many years. Despite progress being made, the number of women making up the workforce in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is still low. The United Nations has recognized this problem and organizations like the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) are tackling
Empowering Women and Girls in STEM: A Celebration of Achievements and a Call to Action
According to the United Nations, less than 30% of researchers worldwide are women, and only around 30% of all female students select STEM-related fields in higher education. These statistics highlight the urgent need to encourage more girls and women to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). At AIMS Rwanda, we recently celebrated
Rwanda team unveiled for the 2023 Pan African Mathematics Olympiad.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Rwanda has unveiled its competing team of 12 students, selected out of 100,000 from various schools across Rwanda, to represent the country in the Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO), which Rwanda will host for the first time in May 2023. “Preparing students for such a competition is a
AIMS LAUNCHES KIGALI CITY FRAMEWORK FOR NOISE AND AIR QUALITY MONITORING CAMPAIGN
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), in partnership with Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), have today launched the Kigali City Framework for Noise and Air Quality Monitoring Campaign. In many low and middle-income countries particularly Sub-Saharan, data on air pollution is scarce, thus limiting policy planning and implementation. The campaign launched today aims to
Over 250 trainers benefit from AIMS RWANDA-TTP Training for Trainers on Science Practical Activities.
As Rwanda strives to build a knowledge-based economy, the government acknowledged that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is an engine for socio-economic development as a country (MINEDUC, 2015). To achieve this goal requires the country to ensure the improved quality of education through an updated STEM Curriculum, improved teaching and learning techniques and availability
Quantum Leap Africa concludes month long training in Climate and Data Science
In March 2022, QLA held a month-long training in Data Science at the University of Rwanda-Gikondo Campus. In this blog, you’ll learn about the workshop, and discover more about QLA. Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) is catalyzing high impact research in data science, quantum information and smart systems engineering. An initiative of the African Institute for
The AIMS approach to Breaking the Bias
Did you know that as of 2020 the number of men and women globally is roughly equal, though men hold a slight lead with 102 men for every 100 women? Yet women account for only 27% of workers in STEM – qualified industries as of 2019 globally. According to UNESCO, Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for about 28% of
Python; the Big Data & AI essential!
A Python is revered as one of to be the longest snakes in the world, however, we are not talking about that type of python today. We are talking about python, one of the most popular and simple programming languages there is. Why Python you may ask? Python – the programming language has now become