Improving rural smallholder farmers’ harvest through bespoke digital financial products.
Most rural households in Zambia depend on small-scale agriculture for sustenance. The households use simple cultivation technology to produce staple foods (e.g., maize and tubers) within a farming system delineated by low productivity and low income. The low productivity and income result from poor use of farm inputs and weak capacity to manage farming risks (e.g., climate and pest attacks). Esa Zya, an AIMS Mastercard Foundation alumna, Mhlangeni Chiiko, and Muzalema Mwanza, all from Zambia, stepped in to address this problem.Link
AIMS Alumnus Albert Agisha uses science and technology to combat COVID-19 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.Link
AIMS Alumnus impacts the needy in Reno
Blaize Akanaab Abuntori from Ghana is contributing to the fight against COVID-19. An AIMS Cameroon, Mastercard Foundation Scholar alumnus, Blaize is currently a PhD student at the University of Nevada, who hands out healthy burritos to people without stable shelter in downtown Reno.
Deborah Dormah Kanubala
As part of their diversity series aimed at bringing the most inspirational and powerful women in the tech scene to your attention, Women in Tech interviewed Deborah Dormah Kanubala, co-founder of Women Promoting Science to the Younger Generation and AIMS Senegal, Mastercard Foundation alumna.Link
Nneka Okolo, Mastercard Foundation and AIMS Senegal alumna, was featured in Nsesa Foundation’s #STEMWOW series! Now Senior Analyst at Financial Derivatives Company Limited (FDC) in Nigeria, Nneka graduated with distinction from the Co-operative Education Program in February 2020.Link
The media group 54 États featured a story on Mastercard Foundation and AIMS Senegal alumnus Audrey Kakpohoue after he emerged as finalist at the EDF Pulse Africa competition.Link
NSESA Foundation caught up with AIMS Senegal Mastercard Foundation alumna, Janet Mutuku during her internship at Polytechnique Montréal.Link
Deborah Dormah Kanubala
The NSESA Foundation profiled Deborah Dormah Kanubala, AIMS Senegal and Mastercard Foundation alumna.Link
Marie Laetitia Benimana
NSESA Foundation profiled AIMS Rwanda Mastercard Foundation alumna, Laetitia Benimana in their #STEMWOW series!
Mastercard Foundation Scholars placement in Montreal
The Institute for Data Valorization (IVADO), profiled eight AIMS students, including five Mastercard Foundation Scholars during their Co-operative Education work placement in Montréal.