Media & Press Coverage

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Is sub-Saharan Africa ready for the electric vehicle revolution? - july 6, 2018, world economic forum

"Africa is urbanizing faster than any other continent, at a rate of 4% every year, compared to the global average of 2%. Its rapidly growing urban population continues to strain existing infrastructure - transport and energy, in particular."

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Africa cultivates innovation to boost global reach - APRIL 27, 2018, SCIENCE MAGAZINE

"Wasting no time to begin to fulfill her longtime ambition to improve the lives of Africans, Mutiso cofounded and now heads the Mawazo Institute, a Nairobi-based nonprofit research institute that supports African female Ph.D. candidates whose research is focused on reversing The continent’s development challenges."

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Often sidelined by Western journals, African scientists get their own peer-reviewed publication - April 11, 2018, CBC Radio

"Symbolically, it's crucial to show that we have a platform where exceptional science from Africa is being is being showcased," said Rose Mutiso.

Listen to the Audio interview here:

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Africa's unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research  April 10 2018, The Guardian

"A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition.

Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. It was unveiled in Kigali last week at Africa’s biggest science conference, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) conference, and the first issue is scheduled to be published at the end of the summer."

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Overcoming Barriers, African Scientists Creating Award-winning Innovations - APRIL 2, 2018, VOICE OF AMERICA

"Dr. Rose Mutiso, a clean energy technologist, is the Next Forum Ambassador for her native Kenya. She says the forum is a wonderful way for African scientists to connect with each other and to the world.

Listen to the Audio interview below: 



"Exclusive interview with Dr Rose Mutiso, cofounder and CEO of the Mawazo Institute and member of the Advisory Board for African Utility Week taking place in Cape Town in May."

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BBC NEWS (KiSwahili) - March 26, 2018

BBC News interviews Mawazo Institute cofounder, Dr. Rose Mutiso, during the Next Einstein Forum held in Kigali, Rwanda on the challenges facing African scientists. (Interview begins 1:22-2:00)

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BBC NEWS (World Service) - March 26, 2018

BBC World News interviews Mawazo Institute cofounder, Dr. Rose Mutiso, on launch of new peer-reviewed African science journal—and her move from the U.S. to Kenya. (Interview begins 18:38-22:58)

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Alumni Portrait: Rose Mutiso '08 Th'08 - FEBRUARY 2018, THAYER CONNECT

"Growing up in Kenya, Rose Mutiso ’08 Th’08 always knew she wanted to be a professor. Now, she’s going one step further – by helping other African women achieve that dream as well." 

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The Kenyan scientist who is opening doors for women in STEM - December 18, 2017, of africa magazine

"In regards to the state of women in STEM, we need more data so we can figure out where the gaps are. Is it in high school where girls maybe get messages that science is boring or cool for boys? Or is it after that, in university, in family constraints or in the job market where there is a lot of discrimination against women? I think there are challenges across the whole pipeline but broad data would help us to understand where."

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Conversation with Rose Mutiso and Rachel Strohm - October 14, 2017, ufahamu africa podcast