Promoting the Role of Women in STEAM in Africa

Mapping of STEAM initiatives in africa

What is the STEAM education?

STEAM education is the name given to an education model that focuses on science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics. The STEAM initiative itself was originally developed by Georgette Yakman and emerged from the previous STEM model, which broadly covers the same topics but excludes the arts from its definition.

We want to promote STEAM vocations in girls

Its mission is to promote specific initiatives that contribute to shaping an education and training system that eliminates gender stereotypes associated with certain vocations and professions, that promotes female empowerment in STEAM disciplines from early stages of education and contributes to eliminating the gender gap. It is making headway thanks to the access of our young women to these disciplines, as is occurring at an international level.

How to apply for STEAM Alliance membership

What are the motivations for applying for membership and what can your organization or company contribute to the members of the STEAM Alliance in one of these fields:
– Research on the talent of girls and young women in the field of STEAM.
– Social visibility and sensitization campaign on the importance of the presence of women in STEAM.
– Promotion of a network of Alliance STEAM Afrika Education centers through methodological contributions and didactic materials.


Project Manager

ASAE Project Coordinator

Caroline Karimi Nyaga 


African Women’s Network in STEAM

Ann Nyakinyua Gathura


Mathematics area of the ASAE project

This initiative is based on the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, especially when it comes to ensuring inclusive, equitable and quality education.

Women promoting the participation of women and girls in STEAM in Africa.

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Worrying information published by UNESCO: USD 77 Billion is the annuel finance gap in education in Africa.

Achieving the national targets in low-income and lower-middle-income African countries will cost a cumulative USD 1.5 trillion between 2023 and 2030, or USD 183 billion per year on average. Of that, the average annual cost will be USD 40 billion inlow-income and USD 143 billion in lower-middle-income countries – or a total USD 183 billion per year. The cost of pre-primary education will quadruple during the period. Despite optimistic budget projections, many countries will not manage to increase their budgets sufficiently because of low tax revenues. As a result, the annual average financing gap between 2023 and 2030 is estimated to be USD 77 billion or 42% of the total cost of achieving the national targets. The average gap is USD 21 billion (53% of the total cost) in low-income countries and USD 55 billion (39% of the total cost) in lower-middle income countries. This annual financing gap is equivalent to 2.3% of GDP during the period. African countries represent 56% of the low- and lower-middle-income countries (44 out of 79) but 79% of the financing gap (USD 77 out of USD 97 billion). While the annual average total budget is expected to increase from 3.4% of GDP in 2023…
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