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Maths day for development

A very special day at UNESCO around mathematics as a major issue for development.

The study of meteorological, environmental or biological phenomena for developing countries necessitates more and more sophisticated mathematical tools. The training of engineers and scientific staff able to conduct these studies and to implement solutions requires high-level teaching and mathematics teachers. In addition, the promotion of mathematical research is essential to nurture the innovation we need to implement the industry and infrastructure yielding fair and sustainable development. This very special event aims at raising awareness about the importance of mathematics regarding development issues.

This day is proposed by the Centre International de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (CIMPA), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and The French National Commission for UNESCO (CNFU), under the sponsorship of Academy of Sciences and an Honorary Committee.

With :

  • Cédric Villani, Université de Lyon, France
  • Angelina Bijura, Inspire Secondary School, Tanzanie
  • Amit Apte, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Inde
  • Diaraf Seck, Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar, Sénégal
  • Nadia Raissi, Université Mohammed V de Rabat, Maroc
  • Marcelo Viana, Instituto de Matemática Pura e Aplicada, Brésil

Programme and registration here.


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