List of organizations engaged in STEM education across Africa

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Education in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has been identified as a development goal in the global South.[1][2] STEM oriented economies perform strongly on a number of economic indicators.[3] Currently, there is a shortage of trained scientists in Africa.[4][5] Many African countries are investing in STEM research and education, with the African Union encouraging its members to spend 1% of their GDP on STEM.[6]

This is a list of organizations that are currently engaged in STEM Education activities and outreach across Sub-Saharan Africa. The organizations range in size, scope, funding mechanisms, and mission statements.

Visualization of STEM Programs in Africa. This was visualized with RAW Platform which is a project by DensityDesign Labhttp://raw.densitydesign.org/

By name[edit]

  • A-MAN, Inc. STEM International Science Discovery & Learning Center: International Technology Education Programs
  • South African mathematics
  • Africa ICT Right
  • Africa STEM and Video Game Research
  • Africa Teen Geeks
  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
  • African University of Science and Technology
  • African Research Academies for Women
  • Audax Solutions Ltd.
  • Bunengi STEM
  • Burundi American International Academy (BAIA)
  • Center4Tech (www.center4tech.com)
  • Christopher Kolade Foundation
  • *Coderina Education & Technology Foundation
  • COSAT
  • Cosmos Education Kenya
  • Crawford College Sandton
  • Developers in Vogue
  • Elevate Trust Zimbabwe
  • Esso Angolan Scholars Program
  • Fundi Bots
  • *Geek Girls Collaborative Nigeria
  • Her2Voice
  • Ghana Planetarium Science Project
  • Hive Colab
  • iNERDE [7]
  • Innovate Ghana (GREMKAY)
  • iamtheCODE
  • JJiguene Tech Senegal
  • Levers in Heels
  • Little Einsteins East Africa http://littleeinsteinsea.com/
  • MATHAFRICA
  • Meta Economic Development Organisation (Medo) Young Women in STEM
  • Miss.Africa
  • NAIROBITS
  • New Education for Radical Development
  • Nutty Scientists
  • Oysters & Pearls
  • Play Africa (children's museum in Johannesburg, South Africa)
  • The P-STEM Foundation
  • People's economic development foundation
  • Pamusha STEM Village Zimbabwe (digital literacy program for women in marginalized communities)
  • Projekt Inspire
  • Regional Science Expos in South Africa
  • Robofest Zimbabwe
  • SASOL INZALO Foundation
  • STEM-Ed Enterprises
  • STEM Synergy
  • STEM4Africa
  • Science and Technology Education Post_basic Project
  • Science Circus Africa
  • STEM Africa
  • STEMbees
  • STEM Girl (Education)
  • STEMusso(Malian association of women and girls in STEM)
  • STEM Innovation Camps in South Africa
  • Teaching and Research in Natural Sciences for Development in Africa (TReNDs)
  • TEAM4TECH
  • Technovation For Girls; Rainbow Gate Foundation
  • The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project
  • The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
  • The Zimbabwe Science Fair STEM Education Symposium
  • The Visiola Foundation
  • Youth for Technology Foundation Nigeria
  • WAAW FOUNDATION (Working to Advance Stem Education for African Women) WAAW Foundation
  • WiSci: Girls STEAM Camp]
  • World Digital Exhibition (Worldex), www.worldex.com.ng

By country[edit]

Angola

  • Esso Angolan Scholars Program

Benin

Botswana

  • Science Circus Africa

Burundi

  • Burundi American International Academy (BAIA)

Cameroon

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • WAAW FOUNDATION (Working to Advance Stem Education for African Women)

Cape Verde

  • The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project

Chad

  • Nutty Scientists

Ethiopia

  • Little Einsteins East Africa http://littleeinsteinsea.com/
  • STEM Synergy
  • Teaching and Research in Natural Sciences for Development in Africa (TReNDs)

Ghana

Ivory Coast

Kenya (Education in Kenya)

c STEM Africa

  • TEAM4TECH
  • WAAW FOUNDATION (Working to Advance Stem Education for African Women

Lesotho

  • Girls Coding Academy

Madagascar

  • Nutty Scientists

Malawi

  • Science Circus Africa
  • WAAW FOUNDATION (Working to Advance Stem Education for African Women

Mali

  • STEMusso(Malian association of women and girls in STEM)
  • iNERDE: New Education for Radical Development [7]

Nigeria (Nigerian Ministry of Science & Technology)

Rwanda

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Her2Voice
  • Little Einsteins East Africa http://littleeinsteinsea.com/
  • WiSci: Girls STEAM Camp
  • STEM Initiative

Senegal

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • IamtheCODE
  • JJiguene Tech Hub
  • Africa Code Week
  • Nutty Scientists
  • Science Education Exchange for Sustainable Development (SeeSD)

South Africa (Science and Technology in South Africa)

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • @iLabAfrica
  • A-MAN, Inc. STEM International Science Discovery & Learning Center: International Technology Education Programs
  • Africa Code Week
  • Africa Teen Geeks
  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
  • Bunengi STEM
  • COSAT
  • Crawford College Sandton
  • MATHAFRICA
  • Meta Economic Development Organisation (Medo) Young Women in STEM
  • Nutty Scientists
  • Play Africa
  • The P-STEM Foundation
  • Regional Science Expos in South Africa
  • SASOL INZALO Foundation
  • Science Circus Africa
  • STEM Innovation Camps in South Africa
  • TEAM4TECH
  • Taungana STEM Expo
  • WAAW FOUNDATION (Working to Advance Stem Education for African Women)

Tanzania

  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • STEM Girl (Education)
  • The Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
  • TEAM4TECH
  • Projekt Inspire

Togo

  • WAAW FOUNDATION (Working to Advance Stem Education for African Women

Uganda

  • Little Einsteins East Africa http://littleeinsteinsea.com/
  • Teaching and Research in Natural Sciences for Development in Africa (TReNDs)
  • Women in the Tech Uganda

Zambia

  • People's economic development foundation
  • Science Circus Africa
  • Asikana Network

Zimbabwe

  • The Zimbabwe Science Fair STEM Education Symposium
  • Techwomen Zimbabwe
  • Trust for Education in Science and Technology

African STEM Collaborations, Grants, and Award Initiatives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNESCO Science Report". UNESCO. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  2. ^ SciDev.Net. "Basic science linked to faster economic growth". SciDev.Net. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  3. ^ "The Hidden STEM Economy". The Brookings Institution. Retrieved 2016-03-16. 
  4. ^ Muindi, Fanuel; Guha, Moytrayee (2013-12-12). "Training: African database for education schemes". Nature. 504 (7479): 218–218. doi:10.1038/504218d. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 24336275. 
  5. ^ SciDev.Net. "The case for a global fund for science education". SciDev.Net. Retrieved 2016-03-12. 
  6. ^ Irikefe, Vivienne; Vaidyanathan, Gayathri; Nordling, Linda; Twahirwa, Aimable; Nakkazi, Esther; Monastersky, Richard (2011-06-29). "Science in Africa: The view from the front line". Nature News. 474 (7353): 556–559. doi:10.1038/474556a. 
  7. ^ a b "iNERDE - Empowering Youth with Opportunity". My CMS. 

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