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Every year, we celebrate the five winners of the OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World during a special ceremony at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting. This year, five women scientists from Bangladesh, Guatamala, Kenya, Sri Lanka and Yemen will be honored for their outstanding contributions in engineering, innovation and technology. Read more about their experience: “Live from #AAASmtg… [Read more]

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  On Monday 25th of November, we held our first Elsevier SDG Inspiration Day, in partnership between Elsevier, the Elsevier Foundation and Global Compact Network Netherlands. at the KIT SDG House. We discussed in length the power of data to advance the SDGs with a number of keynote speakers from different stakeholders, including government officials, NGO representatives, academics and corporate representatives. To have more information about our speakers, please… [Read more]

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  Held throughout the world, the Gender Summit serves as a forum for researchers, scientific institutions, policymakers and other stakeholders to discuss gender impact on scientific research and innovation. Founded by Dr. Elizabeth Pollitzer, Director of Portia, a British nonprofit gender in science organization, the summit aims to “make gender equality in science and research the norm” and promote the inclusion of the gender dimension in STEM research. Elsevier first became… [Read more]

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DataDives are high energy, marathon-style, 48-hour events where nonprofits work alongside teams of data scientists, developers and designers to use data to gain insight into their programs. During a DataDive, nonprofits work with teams of 50 to 150 data scientists, developers and designers. They use data to solve key problems in their communities, visualizing data sets to give their partner organizations insights or prototypes to inform their work… [Read more]

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Data is a powerful resource, and for many years now Elsevier has used it to deliver insights and support policy and decisions in the worlds of health and research, not least with initiatives such as the recent Melanoma report, Research Futures report, and AI report, all released in the past seven months. Of course, not every organization has the capabilities and expertise to unlock insights from data, which… [Read more]

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The Elsevier Foundation-ISC3 Green & Sustainable Chemistry Challenge seeks to stimulate innovative chemistry research that helps the environment and low-resource communities in emerging and developing countries. Prizes are awarded during the Green & Sustainable Chemistry Conference held each year in early May. This year’s prizes were awarded to a cost-effective wastewater solution in Jordan, a solution for increasing butterflies’ visits to flowers to enhance pollination, and to a… [Read more]

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by Adam Fraser When I’m asked about my time in Uganda with the African Journals Partnership Program, I want to mention how things weren’t always as I expected. I’d been told that it’d be intrepid, and that things can move slowly, and this was the idea I had, perhaps patronisingly, when I arrived. But, the reality wasn’t like that. It’s not really quite the logistical challenge you may think. Like… [Read more]

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by Patreece Spence “Never again would I complain about the shortfalls of open-concept,” I thought as I squeezed into the editorial office lined with binders and files aired by the occasional breeze circulating through the barred windows. It’s in this dusty, hidden corner of Makerere University’s School of Public Health where African Health Sciences came to fruition 15 years ago, despite the ever-constant electrical outages & wifi shortages. Editor-in-Chief Dr.… [Read more]

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At Amref’s AHAIC Conference in Kigali, Rwanda, March 2019, the Elsevier Foundation co-organized 5 partner panel discussions on moving research to policy and African health tech solutions – as well as research capacity building workshops and panel discussions . Uduak Okomo, winner of the 2019 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards, was featured in a “Research to Policy” panel along with colleagues from The Lancet and Epicentre Niger Research Centre. In… [Read more]

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by Marc Chahin When I told friends that I’d go to Rwanda for a three week stay, many of them showed alarm. Even 24 years later, the country is still best known for the horrible events of the genocide that devastated the country during 100 days and killed an estimated 500,000 to 1 million Rwandans, as described in films like Hotel Rwanda or books like One Hundred Days. While today certainly not all… [Read more]