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AIMS launches publications celebrating African women climate scientists

February 11, 2019
IDRC and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) are pleased to announce the launch of the first in a series of publications celebrating African women scientists.

New Interventions for a Changing World: Celebrating African Women Scientists on the front lines of Climate Change profiles emerging women climate change scientists who have been supported by the AIMS ecosystem. Each of the scientists is either an AIMS student, alumnae, a Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassador, a NEF Fellow, or is part of the first cohort of Climate Change Science Fellows. These women scientists represent some of the continent’s brightest minds who are working to address the negative impacts of climate change in Africa.  

Not only is this publication intended to promote awareness about the valuable contributions that African women are making to climate change science, it also aims to inspire young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

New Interventions for a Changing World is part of the Mathematical Science for Climate Change Resilience (MS4CR) program, which is made possible by a grant from IDRC with the support of Global Affairs Canada. The program’s focus is on accelerating research and scalable solutions to climate resilience, climate mitigation, and climate adaptation in Africa.

AIMS will present three more publications in this series over the next four years. Future issues will profile other women who are part of the AIMS ecosystem, as well as other outstanding African women climate change scientists.    

Read New Interventions for a Changing World: Celebrating African Women Scientists on the Front Lines of Climate Change.

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