Sci-Gaia Winter School participants chosen

Congratulations to the participants chosen to attend the Sci-GaIA Winter School! 25 applicants from 8 African countries (Senegal, Tanzania, Nigeria, Morocco, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Malawi) will embark on a month of lectures and practical work sessions. Attendees will be organised in teams and will be assigned different applications that are linekd to various current societal challenges, like food security, health, demographic change and well being, smart, green and integrated transport, secure, clean and efficient energy. The inaugural lesson will take place Monday, April 4 at 9am.

The goal of the Sci-GaIA Winter School is to create the skills to integrate scientific applications in the Africa Grid Science Gateway and/or in other domain-specific Science Gateways.

The school will be entirely web-based and it will include a combination of pre-recorded lectures and interactive sessions per week where to check the progress of students through their short presentations and the correction of the exercises.

At the end of the school, a panel of experts will assess the progress made by the various teams of students and the winning team will win a free participation to the Sci-GaIA final conference that will be held in Brussels in March/April 2017.

The Sci-GaIA Winter School course begin April 4, 2016 and lasts until May 5, 2016.