The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) recently launched the search for fifty-four science and technology Ambassadors, one champion from each African country. The selected NEF Ambassadors will join the NEF Fellows Class as part of the NEF’s Community of Scientists.
NEF Ambassadors will attend the NEF’s signature event, the NEF Global Gathering, the second edition of which will be held in March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. They will have the opportunity to network with emerging and world-renowned scientists and technology leaders as well as industry and policy leaders at an innovative gathering that will focus on how science and technology can solve global challenges, boost sustainable growth, and accelerate human development.
NEF Ambassadors should be residents of an African country, under forty-two years of age, have completed advanced studies in science, technology or have significant entrepreneurial achievements. They should also have a track-record of leadership in their community, be passionate about promoting science and technology, and have an active online profile and following.
About the Next Einstein Forum:
Launched in 2013, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) (NEF.org), an African Institute for Mathematical Science (AIMS) initiative in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, is Africa’s global platform for science and technology. The NEF unites outstanding thinkers and distinguished stakeholders from around the world together in Africa in biennial Global Gatherings. The 1st NEF Global Gathering in 2016 had over 1000 participants, with 50% of participants under the age of 42, 40% of whom were women.
The NEF Institution runs a NEF Fellows program that identifies and awards Africa’s top scientists and technologists; an Ambassadors Program that selects 54 science and technology ambassadors across the continent, one per country; as well as running science benchmarking, policy and public engagement activities.
Applications are available at www.NEF.org/ambassadors and will be received until 26 May 2017. The final list of NEF Ambassadors will be published in September 2017. See the NEF Ambassadors video teaser here (APO.af/CiZbDv).