Women in SAGE-Uganda

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Our event is part of the long tradition of conferences (https://wiki.sagemath.org/Workshops). Since 2007, more than 100 Sage Days have been organized around the world. During these days, participants discover the SageMath software, develop their programming skills and contribute to the development of the software. SageMath is free mathematics software developed by the research community, students, and research engineers. It relies heavily on voluntary contributions as well as on the one-off funding of research projects. Women in Sage days have already been organized in seven different countries (United States, South Korea, France, Canada, Greece, Senegal and Nigeria). All have been successful (see for example http://africanwomeninmath.org/activities/conference/women-in-sage-in-senegal organized by E. Lorenzo García and M.-F. Ouedraogo in September 2021 and http://africanwomeninmath.org/activities/conference/women-in-sage-nigeria organized by Ini Adinya and E. Lorenzo García in September 2022). Not only did the participants improve their programming skills, contributed to the software, but they also created research collaborations and gained confidence in their own skills. We believe that Women in Sage days organized at Makerere University with the support of the African Women in Mathematics Association (AWMA) and Eastern Africa Network for Women in Basic Sciences -Uganda (EANWoBAS-U)/ Uganda Women Mathematicians (UGAWOM) is an opportunity for the whole community.

The objectives of this event include:
  • Prof. Elisa Lorenzo Garcia (Université de Rennes 1, France; and Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

  • Prof. Marie Françoise Ouedraogo (Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo, Burkina Faso)

  • Dr. Alex Samuel Bamunoba (Makerere University, Uganda)

  • Dr. Olivia Nabawanda (Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda)

Local Organizing Committee:

  • Dr. Alex Samuel Bamunoba (Makerere University, Uganda)-overall coordinator

  • Dr. Olivia Nabawanda (Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda)-chairperson

  • Dr. Annet Kyomuhangi (Busitema University, Uganda)-secretary

  • Prof. Godwin Kakuba (Makerere University, Uganda)

  • Prof. David Ssevviiri (Makerere University, Uganda)

  • Dr. Mahadi Ddamulira (Makerere University, Uganda)

  • Dr. Innocent Ndikubwayo (Makerere University, Uganda)

  • Prof. Betty Kivumbi Nanyonga (Makerere University, Uganda)

  • Dr. Juliet Nakakawa (Makerere University, Uganda)

  • Dr. John Emenyu (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)


Main Lecturers (Project leaders): The main project leaders include:

  • Nakato Sarah (Kabale University, Uganda): Algebra

  • Ini Adinya (University of Ibadan, Nigeria): Applied Mathematics. 

  • Elisa Lorenzo García (Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland): Algebraic Number theory

  • Fanja Rakotondrajao (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar): Combinatorics

  • Lola Thompson, (Utrecht University, The Netherlands): Analytic Number Theory



Our event is a collaborative conference addressed to young African researchers and graduate students. Particularly, but not exclusively, to young female researchers. There will be at least 6 research projects. All the main project leaders have confirmed their participation. The program will also include discussions on gender balance and women in mathematics.

Tentative schedule:

- 2 months before the conference: online event of introduction to Sage and opening of a workshop chat via the Zulip platform to encourage the contact between the participants and the group leaders before the in-person part of the workshop.

- During the workshop (04-08 September, 2023): working in groups from Monday to Thursday and some talks and panels on Women in Mathematics presenting AWMA, EAUMP, UGAWOM and CIMPA opportunities. On Friday participants will present projects that will have been given to them during the week.

 See also : https://sites.google.com/must.ac.ug/wis-uganda/home


Registration is open now: https://forms.gle/Sc9TSkVJ8hxHY7Sv9


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from Monday, September 4, 2023 to Friday, September 8, 2023
Makerere University