Astronomy based hackathon events have been organized in multiple African countries to train students on data science skills. Guidelines are available to support groups organize their own hackathons

OAD PROJECTS: Big Data Hackathon

Since 2011, the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has funded over 200 projects that use astronomy as a tool to address challenges in communities and achieve SDGs. OAD’s Dana Ficut-Vicas and Maria Alejandra Diaz write on the changes these projects are creating in their communities.

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Pilot workshops to promote mental health using astronomy were organized at a children's support centre in Armenia and for elderly people in Spain

OAD PROJECTS: Astronomy for mental health

Since 2011, the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) has funded over 200 projects that use astronomy as a tool to address challenges in communities and achieve SDGs. OAD’s Dana Ficut-Vicas and Maria Alejandra Diaz write on the changes these projects are creating in their communities.

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IUMRS welcomes IYBSSD2022

The International Union of Materials Research Societies has pledged to work with International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and other Unions, to make the ‘2022 International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development’ a resounding success.

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8:30-10:00 Welcome of participants | 10:00-10:35 Welcome speeches | 10:55-12:20 The role of basic sciences in decision making | 14:30-14:55 Strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Africa to achieve SDG 4 (Quality education) | 14:55-15:45 The role of basic sciences in developing societies | 16:00-17:00 Basic sciences to face the challenges of sustainable development | 17:00-17:25 Basic sciences around the Globe | 17:25-17:35 Conclusions

8 July 2022 Opening Ceremony Program   08:30 – 10:00 Check-in 10:00 – 10:30 Welcome speeches   Moderator: Ms Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO   Mr Xing Qu, Deputy Director-General, UNESCO   H.E. Dr Luther Castillo Harry, Secretary of Science, Technology, and Scientific Innovation, Republic of Honduras, on behalf of H.E Iris…

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