@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: Some activities funded by CWM are: Funding Information: The authors thank Olga Gil-Medrano (CDC Secretary for Policy), Emanuel Carneiro (Chair of the ICM 2018 Scientific Program Subcommittee), and Marcelo Viana (Chair of the ICM 2018 Organizing Committee) for their support of this panel and poster session. Funding Information: The IMU – Simons African Fellowship Program supports research sabbaticals 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: 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: Publisher Copyright: {\textcopyright} ICM 2018.All rights reserved.; 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",

}