Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2009
Programa de Estímulo a Ciências para Afrodescendentes - OGUNTEC (Program for the Promotion of Science for Afro-descendents)
This description of Lázaro Cunha's work was prepared when Lázaro Cunha was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
By creating educational programs that recognize Afro-descendents’ historical contributions to science, Lázaro Cunha is breaking the scientific and technological divide that has kept the majority of the Brazil’s black population marginalized. Lázaro is popularizing scientific knowledge in order to strengthen the black movement within the knowledge society, while also increasing the country’s potential for technological development.
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