We would like to express our sincere gratitude and happiness in congratulating Dr. Mirjana Povic for being awarding the 2021 Inaugural Jocelyn Bell Burnell Inspiration Medal award. The European Astronomical Society awards the Jocelyn Bell Burnell Inspiration Medal to Dr. Mirjana. Her work is on developing astronomy, science, and education as a route out of poverty and to improve the quality of life for young people in Africa.
Prof. Mirjana Pović has been greatly contributing to the development of Astronomy, science, and education in Africa over the past 10 years, and also for starting/strengthening collaborations with Europe. She has led or co-led different projects and initiatives in several African countries, participating in the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD), the East-African Regional OAD, and the African Astronomical Society (AfAS).