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AFROS strategy 2021-2025

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Vision: To be recognized as the main contributor in Africa for promoting Operations Research for the benefit of African Countries.

Mission: AFROS is a “not for profit” organization that aims to promote Operations Research in Africa.

Values: The shared motivations and beliefs, which bind AFROS are:

  • To foster Collaboration and Interdisciplinary activity
  • To observe Ethics and Integrity
  • To act Sustainably
  • To promote Diversity and Inclusivity

Goals

Goal 1: The advancement of knowledge, interest, education and use of OR in Africa

To achieve this goal, AFROS will:

1.1.Promote the benefits of Operations Research among the public at large

1.2 Provide consistent, up-to-date information about OR developments to African OR Societies.

1.3 Help in implementing projects that contribute to the development of OR research in Africa

Goal 2: Increase exchange of information between African OR Societies and OR researchers and practitioners

To achieve this goal, AFROS will:

2.1. Create a research environment through African Research Groups within which the African OR community can prosper

2.2. Identify OR researchers and practitioners across Africa and provide them with opportunities for career-enhancement

2.3. Encourage collaborations and bilateral projects that mutually benefit the members of AFROS

Goal 3: Increase numbers of meetings and conferences in OR- related fields in Africa

To achieve this goal, AFROS will:

3.1. Award annual prizes for OR African Researchers

3.2. Hold a Triennial AFROS conference

3.3. Support National Societies conferences and meetings

3.4. Help to set up and support African Working Groups and AFROS Chapters

Goal 4: Recognition by IFORS as a Regional OR Society

To achieve this goal, AFROS will:

4.1. Increase the number of National Societies

4.2. Articulate the Federation brand and communicate its values

4.3. Promote African Operations Research activities and programs

Please fill the following form to submit your comments on the AFROS strategy: https://forms.office.com/r/GKepgR7fnK

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