As part of the initiative Making Science the Star, Stephane Kenmoe’s film series ‘Science in the City’ approaches scientific topics through cinematic storytelling in 26 episodes. Focusing on topics such as biomass, and renewable energies and AI, the film series depicts the common perception of science in Africa and the lack of scientific culture, but also on the triumph of innovative ideas. With his series, Kenmoe campaigns in African schools, universities, and public events to ignite conversations on science and scientific culture, also inviting actors to engage with audiences.
Stéphane Kenmoe is a habilitation candidate at the Faculty of Chemistry at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He is also a science popularizer on TV and on social media, a science writer and novelist. In 2020 he produced the movie ‘’Science in the City’’ (Science dans la Cité) in Cameroon. He is very active in networking for the promotion of early career African scientists and for connecting science and society. He has won many awards for his engagement, among which the 2020 Diversity Prize for Academic Leadership at the University of Duisburg-Essen.