Launched in 2013, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung.
The NEF is a platform that connects science, society and policy in Africa and the rest of the world – with the goal to leverage science for human development globally. The NEF believes that Africa’s contributions to the global scientific community are critical for global progress. At the centre of NEF efforts are Africa’s young people, the driving force for Africa’s scientific renaissance.
NEF Global Gathering 2018
The NEF Global Gathering 2018 will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 26-28 March 2018 under the patronage of H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.
NEF Global Gatherings are a unique international science forum with a strong focus on Africa. Over 50% of participants are under 42 years of age and at least 40% are women. The inaugural NEF Global Gathering 2016 had 1,258 participants from 79 countries. Over 60% were under 42 years of age and close to 40% were women.
The NEF Global Gathering 2018 program is truly cross-cutting and multidisciplinary. We plan to unpack the underlying theme ‘Connecting Science to Humanity’ with four sub-themes: Connectivity, Ubiquity and Mobility; Climate, Energy, Food and Growth; Precision Health; and, Building Africa’s Scientific Capacity. We believe these four sub-themes are relevant not only for Africa, but for the world.
- 26th – 28th March 2018
- Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda