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IMU proudly announces that the Mathematics in Emerging Nations: Achievements and Opportunities (MENAO) event was held on August 12, 2014 in Seoul, Korea, the day before the opening of ICM 2014.

MENAO 2014 Aims and Goals

MENAO aims and goals 1MENAO will bring together approximately 125 invited participants and can accommodate up to 350 additional observers.

Invited participants will include representatives from national science agencies, international organizations, governmental representatives, foundations, mathematical associations, industry and other interested parties from developing and developed countries. 

The goals of MENAO are:

  • Listening to the voices of mathematicians and advanced students of MENAO aims and goals 2mathematics from the developing world

  • Sharing success stories of development via partnerships between local mathematical communities, their governments, and international agencies and foundations
  • Introduce projects
  • Create new partnerships and networks
  • Expore the relationships between mathematical development and economic development
  • Reviewing the current status of those efforts and future needs.

MENAO aims and goals 3The latter topic will be consolidated in a series of recently written Regional Reports (covering Africa, Latin America and South East Asia) that IMU will make available at the MENAO event.  

MENAO participants will take part by invitation; observers will be admitted via registration on a first-come first-served basis.

MENAO Committee

The MENAO Committee consists of three members of the IMU Commission for Developing Countries:

C. Herbert Clemens (USA)

Ragni Piene (Norway)

Wandera Ogana (Kenya)


For questions please contact the CDC Administrator in the IMU Secretariat in Berlin:

Lena Koch, IMU Secretariat, Markgrafenstr. 32, 10117 Berlin, Germany,