The Abram Gannibal Project: Collaborative research in applied algebra and geometry in Africa

The Abram Gannibal project aims to establish collaborations between UK mathematicians and emerging Sub-Saharan African scientists and their research groups to tackle a range of problems arising in technological challenges relevant to the African development context. Our objective is to use theoretical approaches to attack research problems arising in applications. Our focus is on collaborative research in applied algebraic and arithmetic geometry.

During the coronavirus epidemic, our planned face-to-face activities had to be put on hold. Instead, we are organizing a series of zoom workshops, consisting of presentations followed by group work, around the use of computer software in different areas of pure mathematics and applications.

For information and further details, and to register for any of our activities, please send an email to


Forthcoming Activities

  • Watch this space for exciting announcements in 2021!

News of people associated with the project

  • October 2020: Jared Ongaro (Nairobi, Kenya) recognised as ISP Alumnus of the Quarter 2020.

  • September 2020: Caroline Namanya (Makerere University, Uganda) awarded IMU Breakout Graduate Fellowship for her PhD studies.

  • August 2020: Geoffrey Mboya (Oxford, UK/Nairobi, Kenya) starts mentoring programme Mfano Africa, a Mathematical Sciences mentorship program targeting African students.

  • August 2020: Praise Adeyemo (Ibadan, Nigeria) invited to give a lecture at the Zoom Algebraic Geometry Marathon on 1 September 2020.

    See the list of talks at the Marathon here.

  • July 2020: Sarah Nakato (Uganda) defends her doctoral dissertation at Graz University of Technology.

    Sarah's doctoral thesis is entitled Factorization theory in rings of integer-valued polynomials on Dedekind Domains. Her research was supervised by Dr Sophie Frisch and Dr Roswitha Rissner.

  • July 2020: Ali Traore (Mali) receives a Stephen Hawking Fellowship at AIMS-South Africa.

Past Activities

Mathematical activities elsewhere in Africa during COVID-19

AfMS: African Mathematics Seminar

AIMS Virtual Research Seminars

Mfano Africa, a Mathematical Sciences mentorship program targeting African students