Strengthening of Mathematics and Science Education in Africa


Mrs. Mary W. Sichangi


Mary holds a Master’s degree in project planning and management, University of Nairobi; Post-Graduate Diploma in teacher education, Hiroshima University, Japan; and Bachelor’s degree Science (Double mathematics), Kenyatta University. She is currently a PhD candidate, University of Nairobi. Mary works at the Centre for Mathematics, Science and Technology Education in Africa (CEMASTEA) as the head of department, Partnerships & Linkages and a Senior Teacher Trainer, Mathematics Education.

She has extensive experience as a Mathematics Education expert with close to twenty years training teachers from Kenya and other African countries. Mary has participated in coordinating the implementation of continental STEM education programs since 2005 funded by government entities and various development partners such as; JICA; UNESCO, Education Development Trust, FAWE, Institute for International Education (IIE), AUC-CIEFA, Allan & Gill Gray Philanthropy, and the US Mission to UNESCO. Mary has presented papers and advocacy talks in local and international conferences and workshops in areas of mathematics, ICT integration and science education.

As a member of the executive committee of the Strengthening of Mathematics and Science Education in Africa (SMASE-Africa) a continental platform for educators and implementers she has helped institutionalize administrative and project management skills. On the continental scene, she holds a ministerial appointment as the coordinator of ADEA’s Inter-Country Quality Node on Mathematics and Science Education (ICQN-MSE). She is a member of the coordinating team of the African Union Commission’s Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-25) thematic cluster on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education in Africa