The winner of the “Kwame N'krumah” prize is a Togolese

The universities of Togo, welcomed this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 the exceptional course of Isabelle Adolé Glito, the first woman professor in animal biology of the country. Winner of the 2013 "Kwame N'krumah" Scientific Prize organized by the Union Africaine, Isabelle Adolé Glito works to increase the number of women in science in Togo.

Holder of a doctorate in entomology in 1977, Glitho is one of the cream of the crop in Africa. The Togolese, specialized in the physiology of the development and reproduction of insects, was admitted as full professor in Animal Biology in 1998. The professional activities of the latter have not been able to take precedence over her values ​​as an African woman to which she is attached.
Several revolutionary initiatives at the University of Lomé are to be put to the credit of this fighting lady. Among its achievements, we can remember the creation of the applied entomology laboratory and the establishment of the International Master in Environment, Water and Health involving five countries including Togo.
President of the foundation “Togolese Women for the Promotion of Science and Technology”, the Togolese scientist is campaigning for a better representation of Togolese women in the world of science. The mentoring and tutoring system she has put in place is already bearing fruit.
The “Kwame N'krumah” award is not the first honorary distinction received by Adolé Glitho. Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms of France in 2003, Officer of the Academic Palms of Togo 2010, Chevalier of the Academic Palms of CAME in 201, Knight of the French Legion of Honor in 201, Isabelle Adolé Glito dedicates all her prizes to its colorators.
Adolé Glitho has a bibliography worthy of his rank. She has already published 80 articles and fifteen scientific reports on research projects carried out.


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The best designer in the USA is a Togolese.

                         NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 / African Press Organization (APO) / - The Vilcek Foundation ( is pleased to nominate Mansour Ourasanah among one of the three winners of the 2014 Vilcek Prize which rewards promising artistic talents, which this year has as its theme design. Each year, these prizes, valued at $ 35 each, are presented to young immigrants who made a real impact on American art early in their careers.

« We are very pleased to award this prize to an artist as avant-garde as Mansour Says Marica Vilcek, vice-president of the foundation.

« He tackles complex social problems in his creations and treats them with elegant solutions that encourage reflection ».

Ourasanah was born in Togo and immigrated to the United States at the age of 16. He is currently a senior designer at Whirlpool's Advanced Studio in Chicago, where his role is to imagine innovative customer-centric solutions for the next generation of hyper-connected consumers around the world.

            Her work focuses on the importance of storytelling in the design of products that respond to complex emotional and environmental issues.

         His most recent project is LEPSIS: The Art of Growing Grasshoppers (the art of raising grasshoppers) in which a container is used to breed insects as a food source, with the aim of promoting sustainable meat production and consumption within the urban population: it is about 'an example of his achievements in the world of design.

                 Winner of a New York Times Scholarship and the 2007 IDSA Midwest Region Award of Excellence, Ourasanah received a Bachelor of Arts (Design Art) from Notre Dame University and a Masters in Advanced Product Design at Umea Design Institute in Sweden. Ourasanah's work is shortlisted for the world-renowned INDEX award: Design Award for Improving Lives; winner of an EID Design Award; winner of the Design Award for a Greener Gadget and winner of the IDEA Design Award, among others. His work has been featured on CNN and in the following publications: Fast Company, Wired, Popular Science and The Guardian.
      In addition to Ourasanah, hardware designer Neri Oxman, an Israeli national, won the Vilcek Prize worth $100. The other two Vilcek Prizes for talented designers were awarded to the designer of games Iranian-born Yasaman Hashemian and Colombian-born architect and designer Quilian Riano. The winners will receive their awards at a gala to be held in New York in April 2014 

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