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Report 2011-2012 by Giulia Di Nunno (April 2012)

    I have continued relationships with Sub-Saharan Africa in particular with SAMSA (Southern African Mathematical Sciences Association) and I have taken active part at the annual conference, which was held in Zambia, Livingstone, at the end of November 2011. In this occasion, we have had chance of networking, bringing some members of ISP and the CDC to take part to the conference. Some other colleagues from Germany and England have also joined showing interested in supervising students at distance from the various local universities.
    Being member of the Norwegian Master Program "Mathematical modelling" funded by NOMA and based in Dar-es-Salam, Tanzania, I have followed the progression of the students and also had the steering committee meeting during the very same SAMSA conference. The program is very successful in terms of students finishing and in terms of gender ratio of participation.
    As new activity, I am now involved in CIMPA as Norway has agreed in joining the network as partner. The partnership will be officially formalized this June in Paris during the General Assembly, however the whole year has been spotted by background work between the mathematician involved, the Norwegian Mathematical Society and the Research Council. On another level also the Norwegian Ministry of Research and Education was strongly involved. Within CIMPA, I'm joining Marie-Francoise Roy's discussion group about the development of mathematics in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    In June 2011, a student of mine from Tunisia has completed her PhD studies.

        Giulia Di Nunno


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