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African Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (Second Session)

Monday, February 24, 2020, Victoria Falls
Opening Session | Monday, 24 February 2020

Rapporteur General - ECA
Director of Ceremony


  • Anthems: Zimbabwe and AU
  • Welcome remarks by:
    • Prof. F. Tagwira, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science, Innovation and Technology Development, Zimbabwe
    • His Worship, Somvelo Dhlamini, Mayor, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Remarks: Prof. Hubert Gijzen - Regional Director and Representative, UNESCO
  • Overview of the STI Forum: Jean-Paul Adam, Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management, UN ECA
  • Prof. Joyce Ndalichako, Minister of Education, Science, Technology, United Republic of Tanzania & Sector Chair of SADC,
  • H E Mukudzeiishe Madzivire, Child President, Zimbabwe
  • Remarks: Hon Bonginkosi Emmanuel Nzimande – Minister, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, South Africa
  • Opening Speech: Hon. Prof. dr. Amon Murwira (Sen): Minister, Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science, Innovation and Technology Development, Zimbabwe

Rapporteur: Martiale Gaetan Zebaze Kana, Head of Science Unit, UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM