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The potential of astronomy for socioeconomic development in Africa

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Since 2013, the International Astronomical Union’s Office of Astronomy for Development has been funding and nurturing astronomy-for-development projects across the globe. In Africa, these projects aim to use astronomy to stimulate educational, technological and socioeconomic development.

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The Office of Astronomy for Development is a joint partnership between the International Astronomical Union and the South African National Research Foundation, with strong support from the South African Department of Science and Technology.

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  1. Office of Astronomy for Development, c/o South African Astronomical Observatory, Observatory, South Africa

    • Vanessa McBride
    • , Ramasamy Venugopal
    • , Munira Hoosain
    •  & Kevin Govender
  2. Department of Astronomy, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, South Africa

    • Vanessa McBride
  3. Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

    • Tawanda Chingozha

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