African Women in Mathematics Association

African Women in Mathematics Asssociation (AWMA), is an association whose main aim is to promote women in mathematics in Africa and promote mathematics among young girls and women in Africa. AWMA, a non-profit, international, non-governmental organization was established on  19th July 2013.

 The purposes of AWMA are:

  • To encourage African women to take up and continue their studies in mathematics and to promote mathematics among women.
  • To support African women with or desiring careers in research in mathematics or Mathematics related fields.
  • To provide a meeting place for these women.
  • To foster international scientific communications among African women within and across fields in mathematics.
  • To promote equal opportunity and equal treatment of women and men in the African Mathematical community.
  • To increase access of African women to socio-economic benefits of mathematics.
  • To increase access of African women to grants.
  • To provide mentorship of African female students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions both at the undergraduate and post graduate levels.
  • To promote participation of AWMA in the development of Africa.
  • To cooperate with groups and organizations with similar goals.
  • To promote cooperation and exchange of ideas in mathematics research and teaching of mathematics.
  • To stimulate communication between women in mathematics in Africa.
  • To organize research seminars and colloquia in mathematics in Africa.
  • To promote visits to Africa of eminent women and men in mathematics from other continents and organize inter-departmental visits and exchange visits.
  • To promote visits to African countries of eminent women and men in mathematics from Africa and African diaspora.
  • To seek and maintain contacts with other mathematics associations within and outside the Africa, provided that the objectives and purposes of such other associations are consistent with the objectives and purposes of the association.
  • To produce a research and information publication and any other publications deemed to be of value in the promotion of the above objectives.
  • To endow prizes and awards in mathematics.
  • To carry out any, do or transact any act, scheme or enterprise calculated to further the objectives of the Association.

Founded in 2013 with twenty five members, AWMA has more than three hundred supporters and coordinators in all five regions of African.  Every other year, AWMA holds a general meeting. A newsletter  will be published at least once a year, AWMA has a website and an e-mail network.

If you want to join us, register here.

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activities

This workshop will be part of the 9th Pan African Congress of Mathematicians (PACOM 2017) to be held in Rabat, Morocco from 3 to 7 July 2017. The workshop will be based on the theme “Women in... Read more
During the workshop, the first General Meeting of AWMA will take place. See flyer, schedule, report of the workshop and pictures of participants. See also the report of AWMA activities 2013-2015 and... Read more
During the workshop,  AWMA was created. See flyer, report and pictures of participants.
The first meeting of AWMA for the western african region will be held at AIMS-Senegal from July 8th to July 9th, 2016. The event is supported by the International Mathematical Union Committee for... Read more
The Tunisian Women Mathematician’s Association (TWMA) is a newly founded association by a group of Tunisian young mathematicians in June 2015. The TWMA organizes its First Meeting May 12, 2016 at... Read more
The  special day "young girls and sciences » is taking place the 5th of March at UCAD University  of Dakar. Webpage here.  
The main objective of ASWM is the promotion of mathematics and of  Senegalese and African female mathematicians living in Senegal.   The aims of ASWM are as follows: - To unite like minded members... Read more

news

The African Mathematical Union (AMU) in collaboration with the Moroccan Mathematical Community under the auspices of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the University... Read more
On Thursday, 11 February 2016, the United Nations and partner organizations will observe the first International Day of Women and Girls in Science. This event, which was brought into effect... Read more
Following its funding call  in December 2015 for initiatives aimed at establishing or supporting networks  for women in mathematics, the International mathematical Union Committee for Women in... Read more
Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDC) at Centres of Excellence in the South. See more information here.  Deadline for... Read more
Faguèye Ndiaye Sylla, doctor in mathematics and 'AWMA treasurer, has been promoted in Sénégal as - Chair of the National Commission for Mathematics by ministerial decree and, - General Inspector of... Read more
The Committee for Women in Mathematics invites proposals for funding of up to €3000 for activities or initiatives  taking place in 2016, and aimed at establishing or supporting networks  for women in... Read more
OWSD posgraduate training fellowships for women scientists explained here.
A meeting organized on 30 may 2015 by femmes & mathématiques, with a presentattion of AWMA and a round table entitled "relations between french and african women mathematicians, experiences and... Read more
The Executive Committee  of the International Mathematical Union decided to establish a committee on women and mathematics of the IMU. The name of the committee is  Committee for Women in Mathematics... Read more
Tunisian  Women Mathematician's Association (TWMA created in 2015) Steering Committee (consisting of 5 Members): President: Saima Khenissy, Lecturer (saima [dot] khenissygmail [dot] com (saima [dot]... Read more
The association of the Nigerian Women in Mathematics (NWM) took place on the 8th of July 2014 at the Department of Mathematics, University of Ibadan. The election to various post took place and the... Read more