Mission/Objectives/Members of AMU/AMU Commissions

The African Mathematical Union (AMU) was founded in 1976 at the first Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians held in the Faculty of Sciences , University Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco, under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King Hassan II. Prof. Henri HOGBE NLEND (Cameroon/France) was the first AMU President and the Current AMU President is Prof. Adewale SOLARIN (Nigeria).

Considering the conclusions of the meetings held by the African Mathematicians successively in Nice (France) in September 1970; Dakar (Senegal) in April 1973; Vancouver (Canada) in August 1974; Kumasi (Ghana) in January 1975; Rabat (Morocco) in April 1975; Dakar (Senegal) in December 1975; and Abidjan (Côte D’Ivoire) in March 1976, the African Mathematicians, conscious of the important role of Mathematics for sciences and their applications in the development of Africa have, within the framework of the first Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians, held in Rabat (Morocco) on 26 – 30 July 1976, decided the creation of an association called African Mathematical Union (AMU).

The AMU mission is to coordinate and promote the quality teaching, learning, research and outreach activities in all areas of mathematical sciences all over Africa with the following AMU objectives:
  • To promote the development of mathematics research and education including their applications to the economic, social and cultural development of the continent;
  • To promote active cooperation among African mathematicians, and to favour closer relationships between all the scientists and technicians of the continent;
  • To promote scientific cooperation between Africa and the other continents in mathematical research and education;
  • To cooperate with any and all organisations pursing similar objectives.
AMU members include all mathematical scientists residing within Africa, interested members and organisations outside Africa are also welcome.
  • Ordinary members: African Mathematicians or Mathematicians working in Africa; National or sub-regional Mathematical Associations in Africa; Higher Educational institutions in Africa, having a Department of Mathematics and Scientific organizations in Africa, approved by the AMU Executive Committee;
  • Associate members: Mathematicians who are not Africans, and who do not work in Africa; Mathematical Associations of high educational institutions having a department of mathematics, and Scientific organizations from outside Africa.

The Membership conditions could be found in the AMU Information Bulletin N° 14.

The AMU Journal “Afrika Matematika” has been created in 1978. Four Commissions have been set up by the AMU Executive Committee elected during the Second Pan African Congress of Mathematicians held in Jose (Nigeria), 1986, namely:
The AMU Commission on Mathematics Education (AMUCME) with objectives:

- To contribute to mathematics curriculum development at all levels of Mathematics education throughout the African continent;
- To contribute towards the production and improvement of Mathematics teachers at all levels of the educational system on the African continent;
- To contribute to research in the area of Mathematics Education that is relevant to the African environment with a view to improving the teaching and learning of mathematics on the African continent;
- To promote active cooperation between African Mathematicians and Mathematics Educators in the direction of writing of textbooks and the development of Mathematics curricula;
- To cooperate with any or all organisations pursuing similar objectives, e.g., ICMI, CME, UNESCO.
- To help African youths towards better performance in Mathematics at national, regional and continental levels.

The AMU Commission on Mathematics Olympiads (AMUCMO or AMUPAMO) with objectives:

- To stimulate and develop the interest of African Youths in solving Mathematical problems;
- To promote positive interactions and healthy competitions among African youths at national, regional and continental levels, thus furthering African unity through Mathematics;
- To use the medium of mathematics Olympiads to popularize Mathematics among African youths;
- To encourage many African countries, through their participation in the Pan-African Mathematics Olympiad (PAMO), to participate in the International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO).

The AMU Commission on History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA) with objectives:

- To improve communication among those interested in the history of Mathematics in Africa;
- To promote active cooperation between historians, mathematicians, archeologists, ethnographers, sociologists, etc., doing research in, or related to, the history of mathematics in Africa;
- To promote research in the history of Mathematics in Africa, and the publication of its results, in order to contribute to the demystification of the still-dominant Eurocentric bias in the historiography of Mathematics;
- To cooperate with any and all organizations pursuing similar objectives.

The AMU Commission on Women and Mathematics in Africa (AMUCWMA) with objectives:

- To generate activities and programs meant to encourage women to study and make careers in the Mathematical sciences;
- To mobilise young girls all over the continent to show more interest in Mathematics;
- To prepare and update from time to time a directory of Women in Mathematics all over the continent;
- To commission studies on various topical issues on Women in Mathematics in Africa;
- To organise seminars, workshops, symposia etc.., to discuss, analyse and find solutions to the problems confronting Women in Mathematics in Africa;
- To cooperate other organizations with similar objectives.

The AMU Commission for Research & Innovation in Mathematical Sciences (integrating Afrika Matematika) created by the AMU Executive Committee elected in 2009.

Current AMU Executive Committee members

AMU Honorary Presidents:

• Prof. Aderemi Kuku (Nigeria)
• Prof Saliou Touré (Côte d’Ivoire)
• Prof. Abderrahmane Boukricha (Tunisia)

Current Commissions and their chairs/secretaries

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Past AMU Councils

2009-2013

President: Prof. Saliou Touré (Côte d'Ivoire, Ivory Coast)
Secretary General: Prof. Oluwole Daniel Makinde (South Africa)
Treasurer: Prof. Moussa Ouattara (Burkina Faso)
Vice-Presidents:
Prof. Chikh Bouzar (Algeria), Vice-President for North Africa
Prof. Sam Ale (Nigeria), Vice-President for West Africa
Prof. Juma Shabani (Burundi), Vice-President for Central Africa
Prof. Verdiana Masanja (Tanzania), Vice-President for East Africa
Prof. Edward Lungu (Botswana), Vice-President for Southern Africa
Executive members:
Prof. Mohamed Ali Jandoubi (Tunisia)
Prof. Leonard Todjihoundé (Bénin)
Prof. Mohamed El Tom (Sudan)
Prof. Mbainguessé Djibet (Chad)
Honorary President:
Prof. Aderemi Kuku (Nigeria)
Prof. Abderrahman Boukricha (Tunisia)

2004-2009

President: Prof. Abderrahmane BOUKRICHA (Tunisia)
Secretary General: Prof. Nouzha EL YACOUBI (Morocco)
Treasurer: Prof. Desiré KARANGWA (Rwanda)
Vice-Presidents:
Prof. Hassan Nasr ISMAIL (Egypt), Vice-President for North Africa
Prof. Etienne DESQUITH (Ivory Coast), Vice-President for West Africa
Prof. Mohamed EL DOMA (Sudan), Vice-President for East Africa
Prof. Hlengani SIWEYA (South Africa), Vice-President for Southern Africa
Prof. D. Bekolie (Cameroon), Vice-President for Central Africa
Executive members:
Prof. Faouzia REBBANI (Algeria)
Prof. Manual Oliveira JUNIOR (Angola)
Prof. Hamidou TOURE (Burkina Faso)
Prof. V SEMBATIYA (Uganda)
Honorary President:
Prof. Aderemi Kuku (Nigeria).
Prof. Saliou Touré (Côte d’Ivoire)

2000-2004

President: Prof. Jan Persens (South Africa)
Secretary General: Prof. Jean-Pierre Ezin (Benin)
Treasurer: Prof. Paulus Gerdes (Mozambique)
Vice-Presidents:
Prof. Patrick Phiri (Swaziland), Vice –President for Southern Africa
Prof. Verdiana Masanja (Tanzania), Vice- President for Eastern Africa
Prof. Mohamed Chidami (Morocco), Vice –President for North Africa
Prof. Akry Koulibaly (Burkina Faso), Vice-President for West Africa
Dr. M. Mawanda (Dem. Rep. Congo), Vice –President for Central Africa
Executive members:
Dr. Sami Baraket (Tunisia)
Prof. Patrick Mangheni (Uganda)
Prof. Mary Teuw Niane (Senegal)
Prof. Hassan Nsar (Egypt)
Honorary President: Prof. Aderemi Kuku (Nigeria)
Immediate Past President: Prof. Ahmed Kerkour (Morocco)

1995-2000

President: Prof. Ahmed Kerkour (Morocco)
Secretary General: Prof. Daouda Sangare (Ivory Coast)
Treasurer: Prof. B. T. Hassan (Egypt)

1991-1995

President: Prof. Aderemi Kuku ( Nigeria)
Secretary General: Prof. Daouda Sangare ( Ivory Coast)
Treasurer: Prof. B. T. Hassan (Egypt)
Vice-Presidents:
Prof. Ahmed Kerkour (Morocco)
Prof. Hamet Seydi, (Senegal)
Prof. J. Shabani (Burundi)
Prof. R. W. P. Masenge(Tanzania)
Prof. H. E. M. Dzinotziweyi (Zimbabwe)
Other Members:
Prof. Abderrahman Boukricha (Tunisia)
Prof. F.K. A. Allotey (Ghana)
Prof. Paulus Gerdes (Mozambique)
Dr. C. Oyuke. (Kenya)

1986-1991

President: Prof. Aderemi Kuku (Nigeria)
Secretary General: Prof. Saliou Touré (Ivory Coast)
Treasurer: Prof. Wouafo Kamga (Cameroon)
Vice-Presidents:
Prof Sekou Traore (congo)
Prof Hamet Seydi (Senegal)
Prof. Mohamed Akkar (Morocco)
Dr. C. Oyuke (Kenya)
Other Members:
Prof, H,E. M. Dzinotyiweyi (Zimbabwe)
Prof F. K. A. Allotey (Ghana)
Prof. Lauhahi Lahi (Zaire)
Professor Bebbouchi (Algeria)
Immediate Past President: Prof. H. Hogbe-Nlend(Cameroon)

1976-1986

President: Prof. Henri Hogbe-Nlend
Secretary General:
Treasurer: Prof Khalil (Morocco)

AMU General Activities

The past period of the life of AMU witnessed the organisation or co-sponsoring regularly in various African countries, of various Mathematical activities: colloquia, symposia, workshops, African Mathematical Schools in diverse mathematics areas; Training schools for graduate students, Pan African Mathematics Olympiads (PAMO), training sessions for PAMO Team leaders (PAMOSTAR), training camps for students etc….
AMU has edited regularly its Journal “Afrika Matematika” under the leadership of Prof. Daouda Sangare (Côte d’Ivoire) during la period 1992-2009 and Prof. Jacek Banaziak since 2009. From that date its edition and administration is coordinated by Springer, and online submission is the done process. The website is:
Also, AMU has edited the AMU Information Bulletin under the leadership of the various AMU Secretaries General. 15 Information Bulletins have been edited until 2009. Since 2009, “AMU briefs news” are given through the NET by the current AMU Secretary General.
The AMU activities could be summarized regarding the AMU Executive Council mandates as follows since 1986.

THE PERIOD 1986-1991

The Second Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians was held in April 1986 in Jos, Nigeria
The following events have been organized:

Algebra and Algebraic Geometry (Abidjan, 1986); Numerical Analysis and Computer Science ( Abidjan,1986); Algebraic K-theory and its applications (Ibadan, 1987); Computational Mathematics (Benin, Nigeria, 1988); Bio-Mathematics (Ibadan, 1989); Mathematical Analysis and Applications (Bujumbura, 1989): Mathematical physics (Bujumbura,1988, 1990); Stochastic Analysis and its Applications (Ibadan, 1989); Influence of informatics on Mathematics Education (Yamoussoukro, 1989); Mathematics Education of Women in Africa- Problems and Prospects ( Benin, Nigeria, 1990).

Since 1990, AMU has initiated the sub-regional symposia titled “Current Research Trends in Mathematics, Computer Science and Mathematical Physics” to alleviate the isolation of African mathematicians. The first edition was held in Arusha in 1990; Porto- Novo (1993); Ibadan (1994).

THE PERIOD 1991-1995

The 3rd Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians was held at the Kenyatta Conference Centre, Nairobi (Kenya), August 20-28.1991). The AMU General Assembly honored three mathematicians pioneers: Attia Ashour (Egypt), Chike Obi (Nigeria) and Paul Mugambi (Uganda).
- In 1992 the First AMU Symposium on Mathematics Education in Africa for the 21st Century was held in Cairo, Egypt, 5-10 September
- The second edition of the sub-regional symposia “Current Research trends in Mathematics, computer science and mathematical physics was held in Porto-Novo (Benin) in 1993 and the third edition in Ibadan in 1994
- Also In 1993 AMU has created the AMU Mathematical Sciences Network which consists of Institutions that have the potential of developing into high quality centres. The aims and objectives of the Network include:
Encouraging North-South and South-South cooperation in the area of research and the training of graduate students for Higher degrees of African Universities;
Bridging the isolation gap among African mathematicians by developing research groups in the Network institutions;
Accelerating the evolution of the network institutions as centres of Excellence. Some students have benefited from such program and they are currently lecturers even professors in their respective countries.
- A seminar titled:"Mathematics, Philosophy, and Education" Has been organized by the Mathematical Society of Côte d’Ivoire (SMCI) in collaboration with AMU in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 January 1993.

THE PERIOD 1995-2000

The 4th Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians was held in Ifrane, Morocco, 18-24 September 1995. The AMU General Assembly honored three mathematicians pioneers : Prof. Henri Hogbe N’lend ( Cameroon), Prof. Saliou Toure ( Côte d’Ivoire) and Prof Idriss Khalil (Morocco)
Regarding the Joint Address given at the 5th PACOM, In the Western Cape University, South Africa in 2000, by Prof A. Kerkour and Prof.D. Sangare (respectively Outgoing AMU President and Secretary General), the AMU has just succeeded to organize a Workshop on « Algebra, Computer Science and Applications » in Ouagadougou (1997) and failed to organize the other scheduled events: the conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the AMU in Kampala (1996) simultaneously with the 7th PAMO, as well as a workshop on « Women in Mathematics in Africa » in Nairobi (1998). The address outlined that among the Four AMU Commissions only two have been really active, namely the AMUPAMO and AMUCHMA.

THE PERIOD 2000-2004

The 5th Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians was held in cape Town, South africa, 23-28 january, 2000)
The main activities have been organized by the AMU commissions (see the AMU Commissions activities)

THE PERIOD 2004-2009

The 6th Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians was held in Tunis,Tunisia, 01-06 September 2004

Several African Mathematical Networks and programs have emerged since 1999 through Africa, among them: AMMSI (African Mathematics Millennium Science Initiative), PDE (Partial Differential Equations) Modeling and Control; RAMAD (African Network of Mathematics Applied to Development), RAGAAD (African Network of Geometry and Algebra Applied to Development), RAMA (International Network of Mathematical Analysis and Applications), CARMA (African Research Conference in Applied, Mathematics) etc…. The AMU has appreciated all the sustainable efforts expended by the African Mathematicians to improve and develop Mathematics Research and Education in the continent, creating such networks. The AMU has recognized with satisfaction the good results registered during the past years by these networks and emphasized that these initiatives taken in that way must be congratulated, encouraged and supported by AMU. Some members of the AMU Executive Committee are members even, the main founders of these Networks.

The AMU has supported and permitted that the following events would be organized under the auspices of AMU:
- the RAGAAD International Meeting (Bamako, Mali, 2005)
- the International Colloquium of RAMA ( Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 2006)
- Spring School of Rabat On Functional Analysis, Rabat 2006

Some AMU Executive members attended and contributed in: African Conference of Research in Applied Mathematics (CARMA) Saint Louis, 2005

Upon the request of the AMU Secretary General Prof. Nouzha El Yacoubi, the directors, coordinators or chairs of these Network have accepted kindly to give a brief description of their respective network, that have been published in the AMU information Bulletin N° 12 & 13. Other networks are unfortunately missing

Under the invitation of the AMU President Prof. Abderrahman Boukricha, the AMU Executive Committee held its second meeting in Hammamet (Tunisia), on 4 and 5 November 2006. The outstanding action of the meeting was the elaboration of the AMU Internal Regulation ( see the AMU Information Bulletin N°14)

The International Conference: "Mathematics and Applications to Development Problems in Sahel" is the second international Conference of the Network PDE, Modeling and Control. It was held in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) from 27 November to 2 December 2006. The main organizer was Prof Hamidou Toure, the coordinator of the Network, he is also an AMU Executive member. The AMU Secretary General has attended the event.

The International Conference on Geometry and applications was organized by the Network RAGAAD (Niamey, Niger, February 2007) In the Honor of Professor Boubakar BA. Several members of the AMU Executive Committee attended and contributed in that conference.

The fifth International Conference on Geometry and Physics commonly called GAP (Geometry and Physics) was held in the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar II (UCAD II), Senegal, from 14 to May 19, 2007. Some members of the AMU Executive council have been invited, attended and contributed in the conference.

The Harmonic Analysis Days of Abidjan were organized by the International Network on Mathematical Analysis and applications (RAMA), under the auspices of the Mathematical Society of Côte d’Ivoire (SMCI) and AMU in Abidjan, June 2007.

The AMU has succeeded to organize the first edition of the West African Training Schools (WATS) ( that have been initiated by the RAGAAD Network, but met many difficulties to start), in Abidjan, 20 August-20 September 2007.

Some AMU Executive council members attended and contributed in the First African Research Conference in Applied Mathematics Ouagadougou 12-17 November 2007.

AfricaCrypt 2008, the first edition of a Pan African Conference on Cryptography was held in Casablanca in June 2008. It has been organized by the Moroccan Association of Cryptography, with the support of AMU, CIMPA and RAGAAD.

The Symposium on African Women and Mathematics, was held in Maputo in November 2008 has been organized by the AMMSI with the support of AMU and CIMPA.

The AMU has been invited to attend and contribute to The Francophone mathematical Space organized by The ICMI (Commission on Mathematics Education of the International mathematical Unions) in Dakar, May 2009. The Secretary General has honored the invitation.

THE PERIOD 2009-2013

The 7th Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians was held in Yamoussokro, Côte d’Ivoire, 2009

- In Collaboration with CIMPA, AMU has launched the African Mathematical School (in French Ecole Mathematique Africaine) since 2009 with the objectives :

* To provide Master students or early PhD students with the mathematical foundations and essential tools of selected active areas of mathematics.
* To contribute to the development of mathematics in all regions of the African continent by promoting the exchange of knowledge between young African mathematicians and the international mathematical community.
* To break the isolation of African mathematicians by providing a platform for meeting fellow mathematicians from around the world, for exchanging knowledge and for sharing experience.

- Four Schools have been organized: In 2011, University Antananarivo, Madagascar ; in 2012, University Félix Houphouët Boigny Abidjan, Ivory Coast and University of Cotonou, Benin; in 2013, Bandari College, Mombasa, Kenya.

The 8th Pan-African Congress of Mathematicians was held in Abuja, July 2013

For the AMU activities organised since 2013 till now please visit the Amu website:

AMU Commissions activities:

(AMUCMO/AMUPAMO)

Period 1986-1995

- The AMU Commission on Pan African Mathematics Olympiad (AMUCMO/AMUPAMO) has organized 6 editions of PAMO (during the period 1986-1995), in various African countries: The first PAMO in 1987 (Rabat, Morocco), the second PAMO in 1989 (Ibadan, Nigeria), the third PAMO in 1991 (Nairobi), the fourth PAMO in 1993 ( Dakar), the fifth PAMO in 1994 (Yamoussokro, Cote d’ivoire), the sixth PAMO in 1995 ( Ifrane, Morocco)

PAMO Editions (1987-1995)

Edition

Year

Organizer Country

City

Number of Contries

 

6

1995

Morocco

Ifane

6

 

5

1994

Côte d'Ivoire

Yamoussoukro

3

 

4

1993

Senegal

Dakar

4

 

3

1991

Kenya

Nairobi

3

 

2

1989

Nigeria

Ibadan

9

 

1

1987

Morocco

Rabat

7

 


Period 1995-2000


- Three (3) PAMO editions have been organized by the AMUPAMO Commission, in Cotonou, Benin (1997), in Rabat, Morocco (1998 ) and in Cape Town, South Africa (2000)

Edition

Year

Organizer Country

City

Number of Contries

 

10

2000

South Africa

Cap

7

9

1998

Morocco

Rabat

6

8

1997

Benin

Cotonou

4

7

1996

Uganda (Canceled)

(Annulé)

 


Period 2000-2004:


- Since the year 2000, the AMUPAMO is organizing Symposia on Training and research PAMOSTAR : The 1st PAMOSTAR was held in Kairouan, Tunisia, in 2000. During that symposium new PAMO regulations have been elaborated and published by the AMUPAMO. They were applicable since January 2001.

- During the working session of the Jury of PAMO 2003, the members discussed the ranking by country and agreed that for future editions of PAMO the ranking by country should be determined by the total number of points of all the members of the team, even if the team consists of less than four members.


PAMOSTAR editions (2000-2004)


Edition

 Year

Organizing Country

City

 Number of participating Countries

 1

2000

Tunisia

Kairouan

16

2

2002

Senegal

Dakar

13

3

2004

Benin

Cotonou

13

 


PAMO editions ( 2001-2004)


Edition

Year

Organizer Country

City

Number of Contries

14

2004

Tunisia

Tunis

11

13

2003

Mozambique

Maputo

12

12

2002

South Africa

Pretoria

12

11

2001

Burkina Faso

Ouagadougou

8

 


Also the AMUPAMO started since 2001, to edit regularly the Proceedings of PAMO and PAMOSTAR. Publications of the AMUPAMO (2000-2004):

  • 2001: Proceedings of the First Symposium on Training and Research on Pan African Mathematics Olympiads (PAMOSTR 2000), with the support of the Ministry of Scientific Research and Technology of Cameroon.
  • 2001: Proceedings of the 11th edition of Pan African Mathematics Olympiads (PAMO 2001), with the support of the Mathematical Society of Ivory Coast
  • 2002: Proceedings of PAMO 2002, with the support of the Foundation of Education Sciences and Technology in South Africa
  • 2003: Proceedings of PAMOSTR 2002, with the support of the External relations Office of the University of Western Cape, South Africa
  • 2003: Proceedings of PAMO 2003, with the support of the Ministry of Education of Mozambique
  • 2004: Proceedings of PAMOSTR 2004, with the support of the Moroccan Agency of International Co-operation


·         Period 2004-2009:

·           Thanks to a grant of the John Templeton Foundation, the AMUPAMO Commission has been able to support three members of each team of the following countries to attend PAMO 2008 in Benin: Mali, Namibia, Niger and Senegal as well as observers from: Egypt, Uganda and Zambia.

 

·         The AMUPAMO has supported thanks to the same grant, the team leader of Benin as observer for International Mathematics Olympiads (IMO 2008) in Madrid, which has allowed Benin to be invited as participating country for IMO 2009 in Bremen. This action has been extended to the team leader of Senegal for IMO 2009 held in Bremen, Germany.

 

·         The AMU PAMO Commission has organized the following editions of 5 PAMOs and 3 PAMOSTARs:

-          The 4th Symposium on Training and Research (PAMOSTAR 2005) , Abeokuta, Nigeria,  2005.

-          The 15th Edition of Pan African Mathematical Union, Algiers 2005

-          The 5th Symposium on Training and Research, (PAMOSTAR 200­­6), Nairobi, Kenya, 2006.

-          The Africa – USA Workshop on Mathematics Education, Dakar 2006, in collaboration with QEM (Quality Education for Minorities) Network with the support of the John Templeton Foundation.

-          The 16th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad, Dakar, Senegal, 2006.

-          The 17th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad, Abuja, Nigeria, 2007.

-          The 18th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad, Cotonou, Benin,2008.

-          The 19th Pan African Mathematics Olympiad, Pretoria, South Africa, 2009.

PAMO EDITONS (2005-2009)

Edition

Year

Organizer Country

    City

 Number of Contries

Number of Contestants

 

19

2009

South Africa

Pretoria

13

48

18

2008

Benin

Cotonou

11

38

17

2007

Nigeria

Abuja

9

32

16

2006

Senegal

Dakar

11

42

15

2005

Algeria

Alger

8

32

PAMOSTAR EDITONS (2005-2009)

Edition

 Year

Organizing Country

City

 4

2005

Nigeria

Abeokuta

5

2006

Kenya

Nairobi

6

2OO7

Burkina Faso

Ouaga

 Period 2009-2013

-          The  AMUPAMO Commission has organized Three editions of PAMO and one edition of PAMOSTAR:

-          PAMO 2010,  Yamoussokro, Ivory Coast; PAMO 2011, Tunis, Tunisia; PAMO 2012, Abuja, Nigeria and PAMOSTAR 2013,Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

PAMO EDITONS (2010-2013)

Edition

Year

Organizer Country

    City

 Number of Contries

Number of Contestants

22

2013

Nigeria

Abuja

11

42

 

21

2012

Tunisia

Tunis

9

28

 

20

2010

Côte d'Ivoire

Yamoussoukro

9

34

 

 

For the period 2013 at present and more details, please visit the AMUPAMO website:

 

6.2.AMUCHMA

Period 1986-1995

·         The AMU Commission on History of Mathematics in Africa (AMUCHMA) has published 16 Newsletters : Sixteen (16) Newsletters have been edited by the AMUCMHA (the first Newsletter has been edited in June 1987 and the 16th one in September 1995) reporting in particular on event on History of Mathematics held in Africa and outlining the contribution of some members of the AMUCHMA in such events like: The 1st International Colloquium on the History of Arabic Mathematics (Algiers, 1986);The second Maghrebian Colloquium on the History of Arabic Mathematics (Tunis, 1988);The 4th Maghrebian Symposium on the History of Arabic Mathematics (Fez, Morocco, 1993); The 5th Maghrebian Colloquium on the History of Arabic Mathematics was held in (Hammamet ,Tunisia, 1994) 

Period 1995-2000

-          7 Newletters (N° 17 to N° 23) have been edited by AMUCHMA. In 1995, Three new AMUCHMA projects have been announced in order to:

* stimulate the creation of new national and regional mathematical associations, and to facilitate learning from the experience of existing or past mathematical associations, AMUCHMA proposes to publish a book on the history of national and regional mathematical associations in Africa ;

* stimulate youth in general, and girls in particular, to enter mathematical careers, AMUCHMA proposes to publish two books with (auto) biographies of African mathematicians: the first book on those mathematicians who played a pioneering role in the history of their respective countries, and the second on female mathematicians.

- Some AMUCHME members attended and contributed in:  the International Colloquium in Béjaïa (Algeria, 1997) ;  A school on the History of Mathematics in the Mediterranean from Antiquity to the 18th century (Mansurah , Egypt , 1999)

.

 Period 2000-2004

-          THE AMUCHMA published 5 Newsletter ( N°24 to N°28) and some of its members attended and contributed in the following events: * 6th International Colloquium on the History of Arabic Mathematics (Algiers, Algeria, 2000). * The 2000 International Year of Mathematics in Côte d'Ivoire Coordinated by AMUCHMA member Salimata Doumbia, the Mathematical Society of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) organised several activities in the period March 29, 2000 to February 17, 2001. * 7th Maghrebian Colloquium on the History of Arabic Mathematics (Marrakech, Morocco, 2002). * The Winter University on the History and Epistemology of Science (Cairo, Egypt, 2004).

 

Period 2004- 2009

The AMUCHMA has published Newsletters (29 to 33) and relevant books:

-  Gerdes, Paulus & Djebbar, Ahmed (2007), “Mathematics in African History and Cultures. An annotated Bibliography”, 430 pp. (Foreword: Jan Persens, President of the African Mathematical Union) (Special Mention, Conover-Porter Award, African Studies Association USA)

- Gerdes, Paulus (2007), “African Doctorates in Mathematics: A Catalogue”, 383 pp.(Foreword: Mohamed Hassan, President of the African Academy of Sciences)

 

Period 2009 2013

-          The AMUCHMA has published an important book “History of Mathematics in Africa :AMUCHMA 25 Years”  of two volumes:

-          Gerdes, Paulus & Djebbar, Ahmed (2011), “History of Mathematics in Africa: AMUCHMA 25 Years”, 2 volumes (Volume 1: 1986-1999); (Volume 2: 2000-2011), 924 pp.

For the period 2013 at present and more details, please visit the AMUCHMA website: http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/AMU/amuchma_online.html

 

AMUCWMA

The AMU Commission on Women and Mathematics in Africa (AMUCWMA ) is  organizing since 2012, in collaboration with CIMPA, on the framework of the CIMPA- Research schools symposia on Women and Mathematics in Africa, aiming  to  create an opportunity of regular meetings between African women mathematicians and to promote and increase the participation of women and girls in mathematics CIMPA-schools organized in Africa. Two symposia have been organized: in 2012 at University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; July 2013 at AIMS Muizenberg, South Africa  and July 2015  in Naivasha, Kenya.

More details are available in the website: http://africanwomeninmath.org

 

AMUCME

 

-          In 1992 the First AMU Symposium on Mathematics Education in Africa for the 21st Century was held in Cairo, Egypt, 5-10 September

-          A seminar untitled: " Mathematics, Philosophy, and Education" Has been organized by the Mathematical Society of Côte d’Ivoire (SMCI) in collaboration with AMUCME in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 January 1993.

-          The AMU Commission on Mathematics Education (AMUCME) has launched since 2006 the “Francophone Mathematical Space” (in French: Espace Mathématique Francophone) and has organized two editions in Hammamet, Tunisia, in 2006 and 2008.

 

AMU Commission of Research and Innovation in Mathematics Sciences (integrating Afrika Matematika)

is editing since 2009, the Journal of the African Mathematical Union in coordination with Springer. The online submission is done process.

 

REFERENCES:

1.       Prof. Aderemi O. KUKU:”Presidential Address at the 4th PACOM”, 1995, Al  Akhawayn University, Ifrane , Morocco.

2.       Prof. Ahmed Kerkour & Prof Daouda Sangare: “ A Joint Address at the 5th PACOM”, 2000, University of the Western Cape, South Africa.

3.       AMU Information Bulletins N° 12&13, 14,15

4.       AMUPAMO Commission publications: Proceedings of the organized editions of PAMO and PAMOSTAR since 2000 until 2009.

5.       AMUCHMA Newletters since 1986