@inproceedings{a80206539e1a4684839767cffdc7e7bb,

title = "Strengthening mathematics in the developing world",

abstract = "The panel and poster session entitled “Strengthening Mathematics in the Developing World” at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was organized by the Commission for Developing Countries (CDC) of the International Mathematical Union (IMU). The objective was to share information about mathematical development activities with mathematicians at the ICM and to serve as a catalyst for interactions between mathematicians, organizations and funding agencies. The panel had representatives from seven organizations including international mathematical unions, commissions supporting the developing world, supporting women, a funding agency and the mathematical society of the host nation to the ICM (Brazil). There were ten other organizations supporting the developing world represented in the poster session, several of which work closely with the organizations in the panel. The panel and poster session had an attendance of approximately 400 and led to a large number of interactions between the representatives of the organizations and the audience.",

keywords = "Developing Countries, IMU, Mathematical development",

author = "Balmaceda, {Jose Maria P.} and {El Yacoubi}, Nouzha and Mama Foupouagnigni and Alejandro Jofre and Lena Koch and Wandera Ogana and Paolo Piccione and Pineda, {Angel R.} and Roy, {Marie Francoise} and Sy, {Polly W.} and Yuri Tschinkel",

note = "Funding Information: world lecturers for intensive 3-4 week courses in mathematics at the advanced undergraduate or master{\textquoteright}s level. Funding for the volunteer is provided by CDC. The program regularly receives support from the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Niels Henrik Abel Board (NHAB). During 2014-2017 a total of 34 courses in 16 countries were supported. Funding Information: The IMU – Simons African Fellowship Program supports research sabbaticals Funding Information: The IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship Program is funded by the donations Funding Information: The Graduate Research Assistantships in Developing Countries Program (GRAID) is for research assistantships to graduate (MSc or PhD) students of emerging research groups working in a developing country listed in Priority 1 or 2 of the IMU CDC definition of developing countries. The GRAID Program is funded by voluntary donations from mathematicians or mathematical institutions worldwide. In 2017, two research groups were selected for support, one in Cameroon and the other in Morocco. Funding Information: CDC{\textquoteright}s principal source of income is an annual grant from the International Mathematical Union (IMU). IMU in turn receives its financial support from IMU member countries. Additionally CDC has received financial support from a number of organizations and individual mathematicians. Furthermore, CDC has many volunteers who dedicate their time to support CDC activities The Commission for Developing Countries would like to express its profound thanks to all institutions and individuals supporting CDC and its activities. CDC is looking forward to future collaboration with all its supporters, cooperation partners and volunteers. More information about CDC and its activities can be found on its website. As part of his presentation, Wandera Ogana was asked to summarize some of the activities from the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction (ICMI) and the Committee on Electronic Information and Communication (CEIC). ICMI was founded in 1908 and has been a commission of IMU since 1952. The purposes are: Funding Information: • Gender gap in science project: Major project with a budget of 100K euros per year for 2017-19 and 11 partners1. IMU is the lead union. The project is funded by the International Council of Science (ICS). This project aims to produce sound data to support the choices of interventions that ICS and its member unions can feasibly un-dertake to reduce the gender gap. The project has a focus on developing countries. The survey of scientists is open until October 31, 2018. Funding Information: Some activities funded by CWM are: Funding Information: • Journeys of Women in Mathematics is a film created by CWM, filmed and edited by Micro-Documentaries, made possible by a grant from the Simons Foundation. Neela Nataraj (India) , Aminatou Pecha (Cameroon) and Carolina Araujo (Brazil) featured in their home countries and a group of six women from various Latin American coun-tries interviewed at (WM)2. Documents both the successes and barriers for women in mathematics, in the words of the women themselves. First version premiered at (WM)2: Funding Information: • The Brazilian Math Olympiad for Schools (OBMEP) is a national project target-ing Brazilian public and private schools, organized by IMPA, with the support of the Brazilian Society of Mathematics and promoted with resources from the Brazil-ian Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications - MCTIC. It enrolls 18.2 million students in 5,545 Brazilian munici-palities. Five hundred and seventy six gold medals, 1,727 silver medals, 5,178 bronze medals and 44,386 honorary mentions are awarded. OBMEP reaches across the entire of Brazil including remote areas. Funding Information: The SEAMS Schools, launched in 2010, are 7 to 10 day intensive study programs for advanced undergraduates and master{\textquoteright}s students in the region. These schools were inspired by the EMALCA program in Latin America and the Caribbean. The schools are partially supported by CIMPA. Lecturers come mainly from the host country and region which makes them less costly. These schools encourage women and students from less developed countries to be mathematicians.; 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM 2018 ; Conference date: 01-08-2018 Through 09-08-2018",

year = "2018",

language = "English (US)",

series = "Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM 2018",

publisher = "World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd",

pages = "1049--1064",

editor = "Boyan Sirakov and {de Souza}, {Paulo Ney} and Marcelo Viana",

booktitle = "Invited Lectures",

}