African Union – Science Meeting

Posted on February 6, 2007  Comments (1)

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Despite these successes, many African scientists feel neglected by their politicians who, they suspect, do not understand that geeks as well as businessmen are crucial to economic development. That, however, might be about to change. For the first time, the theme of the twice-yearly African Union Summit (held on this occasion in Addis Ababa) was science, technology and climate change.

An afternoon of science in Africa
African leaders set guidelines for scientific growthAfrican Union, Jan 2007 meeting on “Science, Technology and Scientific Research and Climate change”, objectives:

• To show case innovative S&T projects in AU member States
• To demonstrate the role that S&T can play in Africa’s socio-economic development
• To demonstrate the potential investment return in S&T and innovation
• To encourage African policymakers to invest in science education
• To encourage African youth to take up careers in S&T
• To encourage skills and capacity building in S&T

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