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Countries (EMS-CDC)

This roundtable discussion was organised as a follow up to one on 'Developing Mathematics in the Developing World' held at ICIAM07. While the previous event had a global scope, this one focused on developing mathematics in Africa. Apart from the moderators the panel included Wandera Ogana (Kenya), Laura Pauline Fotso (Cameroon), Gareth Whitten (South Africa), Leif Abrahamsson (Uppsala University), Mohamed Jaoua (Nice) and Bernard Philippe (Rennes). They are all actively involved in several development activities and organizations.

Each of the panelists spoke for about eight minutes, followed by a discussion among and between themselves and the audience on a wide range of topics including: Status quo of mathematics in statistical terms; Challenges with the development of advanced Centres of Excellence; Barriers: political, economical, and cultural; Whether mathematical research is an issue for a developing country; Remedies: 'Twinning' of departments from developing countries with departments from the developed countries; Strategies to persuade African governments to support the development of mathematics in their countries. Finally, members answered questions and took suggestions from the audience.

Report of the event appeared in the 70th Issue of the EMS Newsletter.

African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative (AMMSI) (Programme Director) .

Computational Fluid Dynamics;

Modelling in Ecology and Environment;

Promotion of Mathematics.

Fellow, Kenya National Academy of Sciences;

Member of the Scientific Program Committee organizing ICIAM 2011;

Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE).

Personal Goal: To promote the understanding and application of mathematics in Africa...

University of Yaoundé I;

United Nations University Institute for Natural

Resources of Africa Operating Unit of Cameroon.

Research Areas

Multiple Objective Programming;

Scheduling;

Combinatorial Optimisation;

Queuing Theory.

University of Cape Town, Dept. of Statistical Sciences (Honorary Researcher);

Rhodes University, Department of Mathematics (Visiting Professor);

Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico, USA (Research Fellow).

Dynamical Systems;

Mathematical Biology (Modelling Diseases & Metabolism).

Society for Mathematical Biology.

Personal Goal: To build an advanced institute that promotes science and its application and bridges the divide between academia and industry.

Department of Mathematics and International Science Programme (ISP), Uppsala University

Several Complex Variables

EMS Committee for Developing Countries;

Foreign affairs committee of London Mathematical Society;

Scientific Council of CIMPA;

Algorithmic/Automatic Differentiation;

IMU Committee Developing Countries Strategy Group;

EMS Committee for Developing Countries;

Scientific Council of CIMPA.

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