Justus Masa

Justus Masa grew up in Buginyanya, located at an altitude of 2044 meters on the highlands of Mount Elgon, in Uganda. The challenges imposed on life by this geography naturally helped Justus seek to improve livelihoods in his community and beyond. He figured out rather early, with the strong influence of his parents, especially his […]

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Aku Kwamie

Aku was born in Accra Ghana, grew up in Canada, and returned to Ghana where she now lives and works. Her mother is a nurse and father a doctor, and she was always oriented towards the sciences. Even the toys she played with were scientific, a chemistry set, a fractions kit, and a text book […]

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Rym Kefi

Rym was born in Tunis, Tunisia. Since her early childhood she has been fascinated by biology. She fed her curiosity through documentary films, science magazines and science fiction films. Her parents encouraged her by buying her encyclopedias, scientific novels and taking her to visit zoos, nature reserves and scientific exhibitions. She spent her free time […]

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Mamadou Kaba

Mamadou was born in Boffa, Guinea. He became interested in fighting infectious diseases because of his medical training in Guinea where he witnessed high mortality rates due to infectious diseases. After his medical studies at the Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (Guinea), he undertook training in biomedical research, which led to a PhD in […]

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Aminata Garba

Aminata was born in Niamey, Niger. Following her curiosity for science and engineering and encouraged by her family, particularly her father, she went on to pursue a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering at Laval University and Master and PhD in Electric Engineering at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her research interests include ICT infrastructure, technologies and […]

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Yabebal Fantaye

Yabebal was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As a teenager, he spent most of his time rearing doves and playing many types of street games like Korki (ቆርኪ) and others. At 15, the inability to sleep at night led him to the realization of the power of reading books. By studying hard in […]

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Jonathan Esole

Jonathan was born in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He moved to Belgium when he was three years old as his father was pursuing his PhD. After six years, he went back to the DRC where he finished his primary and high school studies. For the national baccalaureate exam, he was the […]

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Kevin Dzobo

Kevin was born and grew up in Mutare, Zimbabwe. He grew up seeing people suffering from different diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS and this sparked a desire to find cures for these diseases. He always knew that his career would be health-related and he drew inspiration from his mother, who he calls his greatest […]

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Abdigani Diriye

Abdigani is from Somalia and did his schooling in the UK where his curiosity led him to the sciences. Abdigani went on to receive a Bachelor’s in Computer Science and Math from Queen Mary University London, a Masters’ in Advanced Computing from King’s College London and a PhD in Computer Science from University College London […]

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Vinet Coetzee

Vinet was born in South Africa. She lived in various different places, from a low-cost apartment to an upmarket suburb which provided her with a unique perspective on the abundant similarities in people of various socio-economic backgrounds. Her love for science, and biology, were cemented by a high school biology teacher who allowed students to […]

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