Ms. Theofrida Maginga a staff from the Department of Knowledge Management (DKM), Sokoine National Agricultural Library Library (SNAL), at the Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) has become a recipient for 2019 Next Einstein Forum Award on the category of upcoming woman in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics).
Ms Maginga with her Award
On 6th Dec 2019 Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) in collaboration with Next Einsten Forum (NEF) hosted an event named Africa Science Week. Among many activities that took place at the event including panel discussion, exhibitions from secondary schools students in Arusha and inaguration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Innovation (STEMi). There was an award giving ceremony of women achievers in the following area:
- Upcoming women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
- Career women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
- SAGE experienced STEM women.
Ms. Theofrida Maginga among other awardees has been recognized for her contribution in Field of Technological Innovation after coming up with the software to help horticultural small holder farmers in Tanzania named Agrotool. This platform helps farmers to acquire information about sowing and harvesting of vegetable crops. Ms. Maginga managed to take further steps to the implementation of the platform by partnering with COSTECH and NM-AIST for the scale up of the project. She has also taken more steps into doing sessions that will inspire young girls in secondary schools to take Science subjects.
Ms Maginga while receiving the Award
"Congratulations Ms. Maginga for the great achievement; we are so proud of you!"