NEF Africa Science Week features a series of events to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in various cities of participating countries. The events are led by the NEF Ambassador for the country, together with the support of champions from academia, and public and private sector stakeholders, to raise the profile of STEM in the participating country. All journalists attending the events will have access to high-level speakers and attendees representing experts in development, elected officials, national advocates and the next generation of local leaders. Media wishing to cover the events will have access to NEF Africa Science Week press pack and round-the-clock social media featuring breaking news and results coming out of the events.

Activities Include

  • Coding Workshops
  • STEM Outreach in High Schools and Universities
  • Hackathons
  • Science Fun Day
  • Industry Visits & Roundtables
  • Women in Science Activities
  • Science 4 Entrepreneurs Events
  • Academic Conferences
  • TED Talks

Who can I Interview?

NEF Leadership, NEF Ambassadors and local STEM partners are available for interviews

Can I attend Africa Science Week events?

Yes, most, if not all activities are open to the media.Please contact for general inquiries.

See your country representative for contact for each country.









Counting down to the #NEF2020, we're only 48 days away!
Why attend? Find out more about the NEF Global Gatherings or you can relive #NEF2018 highlights here!

SAVE THE DATE, happening on 10-13 March 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya.

Pioneered by a team of academics at @UCT_news’s Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity will take TB testing from the lab into the community. The project aims to advance a community-based active case finding model for TB using point-of-care molecular tech.

Have you participated in any of the #NEFScienceWeek edition? Are you a citizen of any African country? You are invited to take part in the #championsofscience storytelling challenge & win a trip to #NEF2020 among other prizes.

Deadline:30 January!


What changes in temperature mean for Africa's tsetse fly - new article in @TC_Africa by #SACEMA's @are_elisha and John Hargrove!

What we're reading: Research from the New Climate Economy shows that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in global economic benefits between now & 2030. It could also generate over 65M new low-carbon jobs by 203! Read more by @NOIweala

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