The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences to explore partnerships for scaling up investments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

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The Partnership Program would be tasked with scaling up a strong, young African community of world-class scientists and technologists
BUSAN, Republic of Korea, May 23, 2018/ — The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) signed a Letter of Intent with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences aimed at finding opportunities for potential partnership between the two institutions. The organizations will specifically explore ways of strengthening education and research in the mathematical sciences across Africa.

The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences said the letter signifies intention for collaboration, that will afford opportunities to leverage resources to develop and strengthen advanced science, technology and innovation skills, as well as the knowledge required to drive the modern economy in Africa. Jennifer Blanke, the Bank’s Vice-President for Agriculture, Human and Social Development, joined Thierry Zomahoun, President and CEO of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), as Letter of Intent signatories.

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