More than forty years after the creation of the African Mathematical Union with a mission, statutes and objectives designed according to the various impediments, challenges, opportunities, etc….of the moment, our responsibility for this new mandate (2017-2021) is to define a new vision consisting on redesigned goals with an improved and better adapted strategy for a relevant strengthening and a fruitful development of Mathematics in Africa, to meet the requirements and expectations of this new millennium.
Indeed, the world is in a perpetual change and is going through a major historical transformation of a multidimensional nature: scientific and technological, economic, social, cultural, political and geopolitical. So global innovation, advancements in Science and Technology have strong relevance and potential impact for the achievement of the much-needed socio-economic growth, sustainable development, and hence for hunger and poverty eradication, prevention and control of diseases.
It is clear that Mathematics are playing a major role in meeting the industrial and societal challenges, since 44% of identified key technologies are strongly affected by progress in mathematics according to recent studies. In particular, an increased mobilization of some major mathematical fields competency would be needed in numerous activity sectors.
Thus, the involvement of AMU in the development of mathematics that could have a real impact on some critical sectors such as agriculture, energy, environment, health, infrastructure development, mining, security and water is needed.
In addition, it is essential to encourage the recruitment of mathematicians with specific expertise in the industrial and business world. This would lead to a fruitful collaboration between mathematicians and the actors in this important world, which would certainly contribute effectively to addressing the challenges of science, technology and innovation (STI) in our continent.
To succeed, it is extremely important to involve relevant segments of our population, the private sector, the diaspora, the civil society, especially women and youth, whose energy, creativity and courage would be really helpful. Of course, the provided support by international organizations would be indispensable.
To end, let me invite African National or Regional Mathematical Associations, societies, foundations and more broadly international, continental Mathematical Unions, Societies, to join AMU for a real and successful achievement of our shared goals.
Prof. Nouzha El Yacoubi , AMU President
1. Report of the AMU President Prof Nouzha El Yacoubi on her mandate 2017-2022
( TO BE POSTED SOON )
2. Reports of the AMU Executive Committee members (2017-2022)
Prof. Kangni Kinvi , Executive Committee member, coordinator of EMA's
Prof. Rachid Bebbouchi, Northern Africa Vice President, Algeria
3. Reports of the AMU Commissions: AFMA, PAMOC, CMEA, CAWM
AFMA : Prof. Jaceck Banasiak, South Africa
PAMOC : Prof. Aloui Karam, Tunisia
CMEA : Prof. Maria de Natividade, Angola
CMEA : Prof. Mahmoud Abdel-Aty, Egypt
CAWM : Prof. Eunice Mureithi, Tanzania
Events organized during the mandate 2017-2022
AMU ACTIVITIES DURING THE YEAR 2018
1. The 3rd African Forum on Sciences, Technology and Innovations, 10-12 February, 2018, Cairo, Egypt. (With effective participation of AMU).
AMU was represented by its President Prof Nouzha El Yacoubi
2. 7th International Conference on Mathematics and Information Science, Sohag University 15-17 February 2018, Egypt. (With the support of AMU Commission for Mathematics Education (AMUCME) and effective participation of AMU).
AMU was represented by its President. She contributed as Invited speaker.
Main organizer : Prof. Mahmoud Abdel Aty (the AMU-CME Chairperson).
Prof. Maria De Natividade (AMU-CMEA Secretary) and Prof. Rachid Bebbouchi (AMU Vice- President for North Africa) attended the conference
3. 2nd International Conference on Mathematics & its Applications (ICMA 18), organized by National Committee for IMU and MUST University, 5-7 April 2018, Cairo, Egypt. (With effective participation of AMU).
AMU was represented by its President. She contributed as Invited speaker.
Prof. Mahmoud Abdel Aty (the AMU-CME Chairperson) attended the conference
4. 4th Congress of the Algerian Mathematicians, 12-13 May, 2018 University of Boumerdes, Algeria (With effective participation of AMU)
AMU was represented by Prof Rachid Bebbouchi ( AMU-Vice President for North Africa). He delivered a plenary talk on behalf of the AMU President who couldn’t attend.
5. 26th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad 23-30 june 2018 Nairobi Kenya, PAMO 2018. (In collaboration with the AMU Commission for Pan African Mathematics Olympiads and effective participation of AMU).
AMU was represented by its Presiden. She contributed as Mediator for PAMO 2018
Main organizers : Prof. Adewale Solarin (AMUPAMOC Chairperson) and Dr. james Katende (AMU Vice President for East Africa) ;
Dr Karam Aloui (AMUPAMOC Secretary), Prof Raoufh Thabet (AMU Executive Committee member) ;Dr Liam Baker (AMUPAMOC member) contributed in PAMO 2018
6. International Congress of Mathematicians, July 30 to 10 August, Rio De Janero, Brazil. (With effective attendance of the AMU President to the IMU General Assembly in Sao Paulo and contribution of AMU in the CDC Panel, of ICM 2018 in RIO with a presentation posters , and flyers, in RIO).
AMU was represented by its President at the IMU General Assembly in Sao Paulo and at ICM 2018 in Rio. She contributed with a presentation on AMU (5mn) at the IMU GA, and with a presentation (10mn) , a TV interview, a poster and flyers for the CDC Panel « Strengthening mathematics in the developping countries »
Many colleagues attended ICM 2018, in particular Prof Léonard Todjihoundi, the AMU Secretary General ; Dr. Zamurat Adegboye (AMU Executive Committee member), Prof. Daouda Sangare ( AMU Advisor) etc….
7. AMU Extraordinary General Assembly , and first AMU Executive Committee meeting : 23-26 September 2018.
An AMU Extraordinary General Assembly was convened by the AMU Executive Committee and held during 24 September at the Sciences Faculty in Rabat. Il was chaired by the AMU President, all the AMU Executive Committee members attended excepted Dr. James Katende (AMU Vice President for East Africa) and Mr Mmloki Lekhutlile (AMU-Vice President for Southern Africa). The following colleagues attended : Prof. Daouda Sangaré (AMU Advisor, Mali) ; Prof. Mamadou Sangharé ( Chairperson, AMU-CRIMS, Senegal) ; Prof. Hamidou Touré (Burkina Faso) ; Prof. Mahaman Bazanfaré ( Deputy –Chair, AMU-CRIMS, Niger) ;Prof. Maria de Natividade (Secretary, AMU-CMEA, Angola) ; Prof. Noha El Khattabi (Secretary, AMU-CAWM, Morocco) ;Prof Khalil Ezzinbi ( Secretary, AMU-CRIMS, Morocco)
8. Francophone Mathematical Space 22-26 Octobre 2018, Paris.
AMU was represented by its President. She contributed in the Pleanary Lecture : Conférence à trois voix « Mathématiques et Didactique des Mathématiques : quelles relations »
9. Regional Mathematical Olympiad Training of Trainers for African Women Mathematicians, August 2018, Abuja, Nigeria (by the AMU Commission for Pan African Mathematics Olympiads with the support of UNESCO-Abuja)
AMU was represented by Prof. Adewale Solarin (AMU Ex-Officier and AMUPAMOC Chairperson ) who was the main of the workshop.
10. Conference on Partial Differential Equations and Applications (Conference in Honor of Prof. Hamidou Touré), University Ouaga 1, 5-9 November, 2018, Burkina- Faso ( with the parternship of AMU )
AMU was represented by its President. She contributed with a tribute to Prof Hamidou Touré
The AMMSI- Philipp Grifits Price2018 was awarded, To : Prof. Khalil Ezzinbi (Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech , Morocco. It was announced officially during that conference, by the AMMSI Executive Director Prof Wandera Ogana, the cerficate was given to him by the AMMSI President Prof Hamidou Touré and a presentation on the AMMSI- Philipp Grifitts Price 2018 winner Prof Khalil Ezzinbi was given by Prof El Nouzha El Yacoubi as AMMSI Regional Coordinator for North Africa
Prof. Khalil Ezzinbi (AMU-CRIMS Secretary) attended the conference, as invited speaker and Chair of the Scientific Committee of the conference.
11. Satellite Conference on African Women in Mathematics ( 22-23 November 2018) in the frame work of the SAMSA (Southern Africa Mathematical Sciences Association) 2018 conference (19th to 22th November, 2018), Botswana International University of Sciences and Technology . Botswana. (In collaboration with the AMU Commission for African Women in Mathematics and effective participation of AMU).
AMU was represented by its President for the SAMSA 2018 conference. She contributed as Key note speaker for the satellite conference on African Women in Mathematics STIMATH 2018. AMU-CAWM was represented by Prof. Eunice Mureithi (AMU-CAWM Chairperson)
12. African Women in Mathematics Association (AWMA) Workshop, 6th & 7th December 2018, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
AMU was represented by its President. She contributed with a speach at the Opening Ceremony.
13. AMU Website:
The AMU website has been launched in July 2018.
Dr Hatim Naqos assisted efficiently for the launching of the AMU website : www.africamathunion.org
14. PACOM 2017 Proceedings:
Some papers are still under reviewing.
Prof Jacek Banaziak reported that Afrika Matematika has been included into the Emerging Sources Citation Index of the Web of Science
15. 2018 Newsletter of the AMU Commission on History of Mathematics in Africa (AMU-CHMA) in French and English:
The Newsletter has been edited under the leadership of Prof. Laabid Ezzaim , the AMU-CHMA Chairperson by the end of January 2019
16. AFRICAN MATHEMATICAL SCHOOLS (EMA) held in 2018
All the scheduled EMAs for 2018 took place under the leadership of Prof Léonard Todjihoundi in his capacity of past coordinator of the EMAs :
1. Mathematical modeling for epidemiology, ecology and conservation, 22 – 28 January 2018, Abomey-Calavi, Benin ;
2. Algebra and Applications, 15 -26 January, 2018, Lubango, Angola ;
3. Cryptography et theory of Galois, 16 -28 July, 2018, Yaoundé, Cameroon ;
4. Mathematics for Cryptography and Robotics, 2 - 4 April, 2018, Masuku, Gabon ;
5. Outils de Topologie Algébrique et Géométrique, 25 June - 07 July, 2018, Rabat, Maroc ;
6. Mathematical modeling into problems in conservation, ecology and epidemiology, 14 - 31 May 2018, Dakar, Senegal ;
7. Homological methods in algebra and geometry, 09 - 28 July 2018, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
AMU ACTIVITIES FOR 2019
8th International Conference on mathematics and Information Sciences. 8-10 February 2019, Cairo, Egypt.
Theme: Mathematics and Information Sciences
Organizing Institution: University of 6th October , Egypt. With the partnership of AMU
Main organizer: Prof Mahmoud Abdel-Aty, Chairperson of the AMU Commission on Mathematics Education in Africa (AMU-CMEA) and Vice President of African Academy of Sciences (AAS)
27th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO 2019) 31 March to 7 April 2019. AIMS Cape Town, South Africa
Theme: PAMO 2019
Organizing Institutions: AMU, SAMF (South African Mathematics Foundation) and AIMS Cape Town
Chairs: Prof Adewale Solarin, Chairperson of the AMU Commission on Pan African Mathematics Olympiads (AMU-PAMOC) and Prof Kestin Jordaan, SAMF Executive Director and President of the South African Mathematical Society (SAMS) and Dr Liam Beker (PAMO 2019 LOC Chair)
Two-day workshop of The South African Women in Mathematical Sciences Association (SAWMSA), 6-7 June 2019 at UNISA Sunnyside Campus in Pretoria, South Africa.
Theme: Harnessing the Leadership and Agency of Women in the Field for the Transformation Agenda
Organizing Institutions : SAWMSA, UNISA (University of South Africa), AIMS South Africa. With the partnership of AMU
Co-Chairs : Dr Rejoyce Gavhi (AIMS South Africa) & Prof Zingiswa Jojo (UNISA), AMU-CAWM member. E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
African Women in Mathematics Conference, 2-5 July 2019. Stellenbosch University, South Africa.
Theme: Women in Mathematical Communities
Organizing Institution: Stellenbosch University, South Africa. With the partnership of AMU
Chair: Dr Karin-Therese Howell, Stellenbosch University , South Africa
43th International Conference Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), July 7-12, 2019, Pretoria, South Africa
Theme : Improving access to the power of mathematics
Organizing Institutions : University of Pretoria, SAMF and AMU.
Chair: Prof. Johann Engelbrecht, University of Pretoria. Ex- Executive Director of SAMF, Co-chair of AMU-PAMOC
3rd PAN AFRICAN MATHEMATICAL SPACE , November 27-30, 2019, Luanda, Angola
Theme : International Conference on Professional Development of Mathematics Teachers
Organizing Institutions: Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation of Angola and AMU
Chair: Prof. Maria De Natividade, Universidade Agostinho Neto, Luanda. Secretary, AMU Commission on Mathematics Education in Africa (AMU-CMEA)
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International Conference on Algebra Codes and Cryptology in honor of Prof.Mamadou Sanghare, December 5-7, 2019, Dakar, Senegal
Theme : A2C : Algebra, Codes and Cryptography
Organizing Institution : Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar. With the AMU Paternship.
Chair : Cheikh T. Gueye, Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar
International Istambul Summer School in Applied Mathematics, 12th -17th July 2019, Istambul Gelisim University, Turkey
Theme : Fractional calculus and its application in Mathematical Biology
Organizing Institution : Istanbul Gelisim University (ISU) in partnership with AMU
Chair : Prof. Mostapha Bayram, ISU President
Co-chairs : Professors Nouzha El Yacoubi (AMU President), Dumitru Beleanu (Cankaya University, Turkey & Institute of Space Sciences, Romania) and Mahmoud Abdel Aty, Faculty of Sciences, Sohag, Egypt)
I. With a financial support from CIMPA
Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Algebraic topology and its Applications
15 July to 2 August 2019
Balazs Szendroi firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Lomé (Togo)
Modélisation Mathématique et Innovations Technologiques
01-13 July 2019
CETIC - University of Yaoundé I
Bases mathématiques de l’intelligence artificielle
1 - 19 July 2019
Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion & Ecole Supérieure de Technologie-Ibn Zohr University Agadir, Morocco.
Mathématiques au service des sciences de la gestion : Finance, risk management, logistique et systèmes décisionnels
10-24 December 2019
Institut National Polytechnique HB (INPHB) Yamoussoukro Cote d’Ivoire
Équations aux Dérivées Partielles : Analyse théorique, Modélisation et Mise en œuvre numérique
19th August – 1st September, 2019
jerome kablan email@example.com
University of Lubumbashi
Analyse stochastique et Applications
5 -25 May ,2019
Rebecca Walo Omana firstname.lastname@example.org
Higher Institute of Technology Antsiranana
Mathématiques pour les réseaux
29 th April – 10th May, 2019
Equipe Unum email@example.com
II. Without CIMPA Financial support
Centre du croissant rouge de Mehdia, Morocco
Analyse mathématique et Applications
8th April- 20th May 2019
Mohamed V University Rabat Morocco
Cours Avancés en Statistique
24th June– 12th July, 2019
University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa
AXIAL ALGEBRAS AND PERMUTATION GROUPS
03-16 June 2019
Bernardo Rodrigues Rodrigues@ukzn.ac.za
Department of Maths, University of Ilorin, Ilorin Nigeria.
Mathematical modelling approaches for advancing conservation, ecology and epidemiology
May 13-24, 2019
Agusto, F.B. firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Zululand. University ofZululand in South Africa
Linear and non-linear programming: Discrete optimization
03-16 June 2019
Surafel L. Tilahun
University of Yaoundé I – Cameroun
Outils Mathématiques pour l’Economie
Du 9 - 20 December 2019
Abdou Moumouni University Niamey, Niger
Théorie des représentations et applications
11th to 19th September, 2019
Hassirou Mouhamadou email@example.com
Research & Innovation
Prof. Mamadou Sangharé, Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
Prof. Bazanfaré Mahaman, Univ.of Zinder, Niger
Prof. Khallil Ezzinbi, University Cadi Ayyad, Morocco
Prof. Senelani Dorothy Hove-Musekwa, National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Prof. Guy Degla, IMSP, Benin
Dr. Mialebama Bouesso Andre Saint Eudes, Univ.of Brazzaville, Congo Brazzaville
Dr. Ancille Ngendakumana, Univ.of Burundi, Burundi
Prof. Sibusiso Moyo, Durban University of Technology, South africa
Prof. Jacek Banasiak, Univ. Of Pretoria, South Africa
Prof. Aissa Wade, AIMS Senegal, Senegal
Prof. Samir Saker, Mansoura, Egypt
Maths Education in Africa
Prof. Mahmoud Abdel Aty, Zewail, Egypt
Prof. Bangoura Momo, Univ. of Conakry, Guinea
Prof. Maria Natividade, Univ. Of Luanda, angola
Prof. Mellony Graven, Rodes, South Africa
Dr. Arjika Sama, Univ. Of Gadez, Niger
Dr. Alphonse Uworwabaheyo, Univ. Rwanda-College of Education, Rwanda
Pan African Maths Olympiads
Prof. Adewale Solarin, NMC, Nigeria
Prof. Johann Engelbrecht, SMF, South Africa
Dr. karam Aloui, Univ. of Sfax, Tunisia
Prof Tcharie Kokou, Univ. of LOME, Togo
Prof. Jasper Okello, Univ. of Kampala, Uganda
Dr. Liam Baker, Univ. Stellenboch, south africa
Prof. Fanja Rakotondrajao, Univ od Antananarivo, Madagascar