AMU Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa & African Women Mathematicians Association 2017 AMUCWMA - AWMA Workshop
Women in Mathematics for the social development of Africa Rabat (Morocco), July 6 and 7, 2017
International University of Rabat
The African Mathematical Union Commission on Women in Mathematics in Africa (AMUCWMA) and the African Women in Mathematics Association (AWMA) in collaboration with the International University of Rabat (IUR) are jointly pleased to announce the AMUCWMA - AWMA Workshop 2017 (W-PACOM 2017) to be held in Rabat, Morocco on 6 and 7 July 2017. 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, as a Satellite Conference. The Workshop will be based on the theme:” Women in Mathematics for the social development of Africa”. The AWMA General Assembly will be held on July 7, 2017.
The AWMA General Assembly will be held on July 6, 2017.
This workshop follows a series of workshops, the first one was held at the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), 26th – 27th October 2012, the second one was held at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Cape Town, (South Africa), 17th – 19th of July 2013, and the third one was held in Naivasha, Kenya, 16th – 18th of July 2015.
The AMU Commission on Women and Mathematics in Africa (AMUCWMA) has been created during the Second Pan African Congress of Mathematicians held in Jose (Nigeria) in 1986 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 with other organizations with similar objectives.
Since 2012, AMUCWMA is organizing, in collaboration with CIMPA, on the framework of the CIMPA- Research schools workshops 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. Three workshops have been organized at present: in 2012 at University of Ouagadougou 1, Burkina Faso; in 2013 at AIMS Muizenberg, South Africa, in 2015 at Naivasha, Kenya. It is to emphasize that the Naivasha Workshop has been organized jointly with the association “African Women in Mathematics Association (AWMA).
The African Women in Mathematics Association (AWMA) has been created in July 2013 during the AMUCWMA workshop held in Muizenberg, South Africa. AWMA has organized its first workshop in July 2015 at Naivasha (Kenya) jointly with the AMUCWMA.
Fore more details concerning AWMA, please visit the AWMA website: http://africanwomeninmath.org
There will be invited plenary lectures (45mn) and short presentations (20mn).
The subject areas to be covered at the congress are:
W-PACOM 2017 registration (only): Regular registration will be 100€. Registration fees include conference package, coffee break, Gala dinner and lunch during the period of the workshop.
NB: Participants to W-PACOM 2017 could enjoy some privileges in registering for the PACOM 2017. Applications can be done on line form available in the PACOM 2017 website.
PACOM 2017 registration: Regular registration fees until April 30, 2017, will be 200€ from May 1, 2017 it will raise to 250€. Registration fees include all satellite conferences (in particular W-PACOM 2017), conference package, coffee break; Gala dinner and lunch during the period of the congress. There will be a reduced fee for students, and a special rate for accompanying persons.
More Details will be posted and regularly updated at the PACOM 2017 website
Accommodation could be provided at the conference venue namely the International University residency for 40 €.
FOR PARTICIPANTS ATTENDING PACOM 2017
Several hotels and student residences are available near the Sciences Faculty of Rabat. The standard 3* hotel costs 60 € Euros in a single room. For a 4* hotel it is around 90 € while a 5* hotel is about 150€. Special prices can be obtained for PACOM 2017, and posted soon in the PACOM 2017 website.
The transport by bus will be provided from the Faculty of Sciences to the International University and back at set up hours to be announced.
April 30, 2017: Deadline for submission of posters
May 15, 2017: Raise of the registration fees
May 15, 2017: Decision for grants
May 30, 2017: Announcement of the Scientific Program
July 02, 2017: Arrival day for congress participants
July 3, 2017: Opening of the PACOM 2017, beginning of the scientific program
July 07, 2017: End of the scientific program
W-PACOM 2017 Committees:
1. W-PACOM 2017 International Organizing Committee (W-PACOM 2017 IOC)