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African Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (Second Session)

Monday, February 24, 2020, Victoria Falls
Session 2: Prosperity (SDG 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) | Monday, 24 February 2020

Science, technology and innovation are key in advancing access to affordable and clean energy (Goal 7), driving economic growth that delivers decent work (Goal 8), accelerating industrialization and infrastructure development (Goal 9), reducing inequality (Goal 10) and building sustainable cities and communities (Goal 11). All of which are needed to achieve broad-based and shared prosperity in Africa.

This session will focus on measure, approaches and mechanisms for accelerating the achievement of shared prosperity. It will identify actions and strategies countries need to undertake to meet the five goals.


  • H.E. Mr. Jemal Beker, State Minister of Innovation and Technology, Ethiopia
  • Mr Ramesh Bheekhoo, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mauritius
  • Dr. Madaleine Tchuinte, Minister of Scientific Research and Innovation, Cameroon
  • Prof. EddieMwenje, Vice Chancellor, Bindura University of Science Education
  • Mr Norman Moyo, Group Chief Executive Officer, Dritibuted Power Africa, South Africa

Moderator: Mrs Mampei - DSI


2:00 PM - 3:30 PM