Africa Science Week is comprised of concurrent week-long science engagement events taking place in 35 countries across the continent, an annual weeklong celebration of science and technology with thousands of individuals – from students to scientists to technologists – actively engaging in coordinated science events across the continent. A first-ever African Science Week took place in 2018 across 7 Somali cities: Hargeisa, Bossaso, Kismayo, Baidoa, Beledweyne, Gaalkayo and Mogadishu. African Science Week was organised by the Somali STEM Society in partnership with the Next Einstein Forum and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). ASW wants to encourage citizens to get involved, participate in the NEF’s 1mil1 campaign and become interested in science and technology, and how it impacts their daily lives. Led by NEF Ambassadors, this signature program is designed for many age groups and provides an opportunity for citizens to engage in everyday science. The program is designed to instil a curiosity of learning and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) pursuits among the public and allows young Africans, especially women and girls, to become excellent scientists and technologists. NEF Ambassadors will work with local partners both in the academic and private sector to make it a success.