Next Einstein Forum

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung and was launched in 2013. The NEF is a platform that connects science, society and policy in Africa and the rest of the world. The goal of the forum is to leverage science for human development globally. The NEF believes that Africa’s contributions to the global scientific community are critical for global progress. Africa’s young people, the driving force for Africa’s scientific renaissance are at the centre of NEF efforts.

NEF Global Gatherings are exciting biennial global events where the world of science and technology meet in Africa to unveil breakthroughs in science, respond to existing challenges and look to the future. The next NEF Global Gathering will be held under the patronage of H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.

Why is the NEF unique?

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.

Find more information and a registration form on the official NEF Global Gathering website.