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]

By country[edit]

Angola

  • Esso Angolan Scholars Program

Benin

Botswana

Edustore Africa

  • Science Circus Africa
  • BOSTEM (Botswana Science Technology Engineering and Maths)

Burundi

  • Burundi American International Academy (BAIA)

Cameroon

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

Cape Verde

  • The Cabo Verde Tenth Island Project

Chad

  • Nutty Scientists

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

SMIN Power Group LLC

STEM DRC INITIATIVE

Ethiopia

Egypt

Ghana

Ivory Coast

Kenya (Education in Kenya)

Caplora STEM Academy https://www.caplora.co.ke/

c STEM Africa

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

Lesotho

Madagascar

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
  • Learning Innovation Design Lab
  • 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

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. 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. PMID 21720341.
  7. ^ a b "iNERDE - Empowering Youth with Opportunity". My CMS.

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