Past Events


NIH hosted a series of online-only, interactive panel discussions from August to October 2020 featuring information on the funding opportunity announcements, cross-cutting topics of importance to the initiative, relevant scientific issues, and the state of data science in Africa.

Click on each drop down menus below to view video recordings of past sessions.

DS-I Africa Program Launch

The DS-I Africa Program Launch session offered screenings of a collection of video screenings on August 10, including introductory remarks from Dr. Francis Collins and presentations from DS-I Africa program officers to review the purpose and objectives of the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs). The video screenings were followed by a Q&A session featuring program officers for each FOA and interactive breakout clinics spanning a variety of topics: application process, grants management advice, and tips from NIH grant recipients. 

Click on the drop-down menus below to watch the video presentations. 



Cross-Cutting Topics

The Cross-cutting Topics session offered screenings of video presentations from inspiring leaders from a variety of fields and sectors on August 11-12 and August 17-19, 2020. The video screenings were followed by live panel discussions with experts on topics of importance to the DS-I Africa initiative. 

Click on the drop-down menus below to watch the video presentations for each cross-cutting topic. 





State of Data Science Series (SODS)

The DS-I Africa State of Data Science Series (SODS) is a collection of online, interactive panel discussions that took place on a weekly basis in September and October 2020. These sessions featured presentations by experts in their field, a moderated discussion, and opportunities for Q&A. Visit the SODS page to watch video recordings of each session.

This page last reviewed on March 3, 2021