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Visibility STEM Africa conference: "STEM - For Us, By Us"

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Day 1: Conference Welcome
The co-founders of Visibility STEM Africa, Nathasia Muwanigwa and Nataša Lazarević, are excited to welcome you to this event!
Natasa Lazarevic Nathasia Muwanigwa
2020-12-12T15:45:00Z 2020-12-12T16:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Day+1%3A+Conference+Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote: Professor Salome Maswime (South Africa)
"Locally Relevant Research with Global Impact"
Salome Maswime Anne Chisa
2020-12-12T16:00:00Z 2020-12-12T16:45:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Keynote%3A+Professor+Salome+Maswime+%28South+Africa%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Take a break #1
Grab a tea or coffee, or stretch. You can also participate in a fun interactive quiz via Mentimeter.
2020-12-12T16:45:00Z 2020-12-12T17:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Take+a+break+%231 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Talk 1: Dr. Christophe Kouame (Ivory Coast)
"From Childhood Farming Stories to Management of Agricultural Research for Development"
Christophe Kouame Anne Chisa
2020-12-12T17:00:00Z 2020-12-12T17:45:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Talk+1%3A+Dr.+Christophe+Kouame+%28Ivory+Coast%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Take a break or network #2
Grab a tea or coffee, stretch or dance to the Afrobeats. You can also click networking and network!
2020-12-12T17:45:00Z 2020-12-12T18:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Take+a+break+or+network+%232 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Workshop: Dr Valerie Young (USA)
Leading expert on Impostor Syndrome gives insights on what the phenomenon really is and practical ways to overcome this common form of self-doubt.
Valerie Young Anne Chisa
2020-12-12T18:00:00Z 2020-12-12T19:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Workshop%3A+Dr+Valerie+Young+%28USA%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Take a break #3
Grab a tea or coffee, stretch or dance to the Afrobeats. You can also click networking and network!
2020-12-12T19:00:00Z 2020-12-12T19:05:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Take+a+break+%233 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Panel discussion: Navigating Your Path In STEM (Nigeria, Ghana, Algeria/France)
Gain key insights from 3 inspiring Africans in different STEM fields about how to navigate your path in STEM.
Samira Musah Yaw Bediako Adam SELAMNIA Amanda Obidike Anne Chisa
2020-12-12T19:05:00Z 2020-12-12T19:55:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Panel+discussion%3A+Navigating+Your+Path+In+STEM+%28Nigeria%2C+Ghana%2C+Algeria%2FFrance%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Day 1 Wrap Up
It's goodbye for now from the VSA team, but stick around for a fun networking session and see you at the social event!
Anne Chisa
2020-12-12T19:55:00Z 2020-12-12T20:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Day+1+Wrap+Up https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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We Are African Scientists Video
Check out this inspiring video from members of our community! Just press play ;)
2020-12-13T15:30:00Z 2020-12-13T15:55:00Z Africa/Johannesburg We+Are+African+Scientists+Video https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Welcome note
Welcome to Day 2 of the VSA STEM: For US, By US Conference!
Natasa Lazarevic Nathasia Muwanigwa
2020-12-13T15:55:00Z 2020-12-13T16:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Welcome+note https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote: Dr Tana Joseph (South Africa)
"My Journey To Astronomy and Beyond!"
Tana Joseph Nathasia Muwanigwa
2020-12-13T16:00:00Z 2020-12-13T16:45:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Keynote%3A+Dr+Tana+Joseph+%28South+Africa%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Take a break #1
Grab a tea or coffee, or stretch. You can also participate in a fun interactive quiz via Mentimeter.
2020-12-13T16:45:00Z 2020-12-13T17:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Take+a+break+%231 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Talk 1: Professor Brighton Samatanga (Zimbabwe)
"Curious, Crazy and maybe a little bit Insane"
Brighton Samatanga Nathasia Muwanigwa
2020-12-13T17:00:00Z 2020-12-13T17:45:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Talk+1%3A+Professor+Brighton+Samatanga+%28Zimbabwe%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Take a break or network #2
Grab a tea or coffee or stretch. You can also network by clicking the networking tab.
2020-12-13T17:45:00Z 2020-12-13T18:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Take+a+break+or+network+%232 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Talk 2: Uncommon (Zimbabwe)
"Be Uncommon - Innovation in Unlikely Places"
Diana Dumbu Tadiwa Carlton Chiwele Tanyaradzwa Nyamusara Munyaradzi Kadzombe Nathasia Muwanigwa
2020-12-13T18:00:00Z 2020-12-13T19:00:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Talk+2%3A+Uncommon+%28Zimbabwe%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Session 2: Panel discussion - The New African Scientist (South Africa, Ghana, Benin, Nigeria)
Join as as we chat with 4 inspiring young Africans who are redefining what it means to be an African in STEM in 2020 and beyond.
Doreen Anene James Azam Kimberleigh Tommy Bonaventure Dossou Nathasia Muwanigwa
2020-12-13T19:05:00Z 2020-12-13T19:55:00Z Africa/Johannesburg Session+2%3A+Panel+discussion+-+The+New+African+Scientist+%28South+Africa%2C+Ghana%2C+Benin%2C+Nigeria%29+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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VSA co-founder interview
A wrap up interview with the VSA co-founders, moderated by Mara Kroth
Mara Kroth Natasa Lazarevic Nathasia Muwanigwa
2020-12-13T20:05:00Z 2020-12-13T20:20:00Z Africa/Johannesburg VSA+co-founder+interview+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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End of Conference
Final words from the VSA Co-founders.
Nathasia Muwanigwa Natasa Lazarevic
2020-12-13T20:20:00Z 2020-12-13T20:25:00Z Africa/Johannesburg End+of+Conference https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fvisibility-stem-africa-conference-stem-for-us-by-us Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

James Azam

PhD Candidate & Science Communicator

Christophe Kouame

Director of ICRAF West & Central Africa Program

Valerie Young

Leading Expert on Impostor Syndrome

Amanda Obidike

Strategy Lead @ Calal Global & Founder of STEMi Makers Africa

Nathasia Muwanigwa

Co-Founder Visibility STEM Africa

Brighton Samatanga

Founder and CEO, The Biotech Institute

Anne Chisa

Founder of The Root of the Science Podcasts

Bonaventure Dossou

Data Engineering Master's, Co-initiator of edAI, NLP Researcher

Tana Joseph

Founder and Director of AstroComms

Natasa Lazarevic

Co-Founder Visibility STEM Africa

Adam SELAMNIA

Research Associate at University of Luxembourg and Entrepreneur

Salome Maswime

Associate Professor, Head of the Global Surgery Division at UCT; President of the SA Clinician Scientists' Society

Yaw Bediako

Research Fellow, Immunology

Kimberleigh Tommy

PhD Candidate in Biological Antropology & Science Communicator

Doreen Anene

PhD Candidate & Founder of The STEM Belle

Diana Dumbu

Uncommon

Mara Kroth

Founder of Golden Me

Samira Musah

Assistant Professor at Duke Univeristy

The event is over

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