ABOUT

Celebrate STEAM in Senegal

Encourage citizens to get involved in STEAM

Foster curiosity for learning and interest in STEAM

The Africa Science Week (ASW) is an initiative of the Next Einstein Forum. It is the annual celebration of science and technology in Africa, involving thousands of people – from students to scientists and technologists – who are actively engaged in coordinated scientific events across the continent.

The NEF aims to extend African Science Week to at least 30 countries in 2018 and to all 54 African countries by 2020.

In Senegal, the organization of the ASW is planned and carried out by us. Dr. Khadidiatou Sall, our founder is also the current NEF ambassador of Senegal. 

PROGRAM

“SCIENCE AK SUNU AADA”
SCIENCE CARAVAN

We can not do an Africa science week without celebrating ourselves and who we are as Africans. STEAM knowledge is deeply integrated into every African culture. This includes complex mathematical principles such as fractal geometry. While many cultures around the world emphasize euclidean geometry, many African societies have made fractal geometry the foundation of their sociocultural infrastructures. In Africa, we use fractals to design villages, board games, art, textiles, for religious purposes and even in music. This folkloric event is a celebration of our scientific culture and authenticity with drums, dancing and the wearing of local fabrics.

Location: Multiple

Participants: Public event

Monday December, 24th 2018

SCIENCE : A FORM OF CULTURAL EXPRESSION

This event will include:

  • Traditional dance & music
  • Drumming
  • Wearing traditional fabrics
  • Raising awareness about the connections between African cultures & science

All day event 10am-4pm

“SCIENCE AK SUNU GOX”
HANDS-ON STEAM WORKSHOPS

Water is vital for all forms of life and is at the heart of sustainable development. These events will explore water challenges of the 21st century in the context of Senegalese society. Furthermore, these workshops will explain physicochemical characteristics of water, its cycles and its treatment to make it drinkable or clean for the environment and also its importance in agriculture and art.

Location: Socio-Cultural Center of Ouakam

Participants: Public event

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday December, 25th, 26th, 27th 2018

Water & Our Community

Beneficiaries will learn about :

  • Qualitative properties of water

  • Electrolysis of Water

  • Surface tension

  • Refraction

  • Capillarity

  • Solubility

  • Hydrophobicity

  • pH

  • Chemical reactions

  • Water Cycle

  • The urban water cycle

  • Water desalinization

  • Wastewater treatment

  • Treatment of drinkable water

  • Micro gardening

  • Painting

  • Potery

  • Programming with Scratch

  • Animation

  • Computational thinking

  • Translating stories into code

“UBBIL SCIENCE” FESTIVAL

This event will explore the status of STEAM education and entrepreneurship in Senegal by showcasing the current efforts of many local STEAM organizations, schools, libraries, universities, entrepreneurs, incubators and local artists working on STEAM themes. The event will also be featuring interactive panel discussions concerning women in science, entrepreneurship, energy resources and climate change. This will be a public event with hands-on demonstrations and workshops led by local organizations. The goal will be to inspire people and show them that science is COOL and FUN in addition to being integral to everyday life.

Location: Place du Souvenir

Participants: Public event

Friday December, 28th 2018

UBBIL SCIENCE FESTIVAL

BLACK PANTHER FILM PROJECTION

This event will include:

  • Film projection of Black Panther

  • Post-film debate/discussion about afrofuturism

Evening event 4pm-8pm

Saturday December, 29th 2018

UBBIL SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The main event will be a series of hands-on exhibits brought to you by local organizations. (See our list of participants)

In addition, this event will include interactive panel discussions on:

  • Women in Science

  • Oil and gas exploitation in Senegal and the potential impact on future generations

All day event 10am-5pm

Sunday December, 30th 2018

UBBIL SCIENCE FESTIVAL

The series of hands-on exhibits will continue.

This event will include interactive panel discussions on:

  • The impact and the challenges of Climate change to the Senegal of tomorrow

  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship

All day event 10am-5pm

PARTICIPANTS

STEM Education

Innovation lab

Web design

Food

IOT

Fintech

elearning

ecommerce

Digital Communication

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SPONSORS

To organize African Science Week in Senegal, we will need sponsors. If you are interested in being a sponsor for our event, please contact us.

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SPEAKERS

Dr. Khadidiatou Sall
Molecular Biologist
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Contact Us

B.A Ouakam 318
24011 / DAKAR, Sénégal,
Tel: +221-33-860-44-89
+221-77-627-22-84