The organizers of a unique conference are pushing hard to find the next genius out of Africa.
Many gigantic problems are currently facing this planet that threaten humanity itself, ranging from climate change to the risk of a “superbug” developing, and we will need all of the best minds in the world to fight them. But many are concerned we are not taking advantage of some of the best minds in Africa, and a unique conference is working hard to change that right now.
It is called the Next Einstein Forum, and it is aiming to do exactly what the name implies, and that is find the next Albert Einstein who could revolutionize science. The conference specifically intends to inspire young scientists in the continent, and it was created by the Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the chair of the African Union.
“Knowledge economies are prosperous economies. Today, more than ever before, adequate math and science proficiency is a prerequisite for a nation to attain high-income status and the gains in health and well-being that go along with it,” he said, according to media reports.