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African Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (Second Session)

Monday, February 24, 2020, Victoria Falls
Session 4: Peace (SDG 16) | Monday, 24 February 2020

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Science, technology and innovation can be used to promote and build peaceful and inclusive societies, but they can also be used to seed discontent and divide peaceful societies.

Which legal and regulatory mechanisms, t measures and initiatives can Africa pursue to ensure it harnesses science, technology and innovation to achieve the targets of Goal 16? Which technologies and processes are more likely to promote peaceful and inclusive societies? How can Africa ensure technological and innovations are accountable and inclusive?

Dr. Monica Idinoba, Principal Scientific Officer, African Union Commission
Amr Safwat, Manager of African organizations, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Egypt
Mr. Fortunate Muyambi, Principal Officer Innovation, Technology Development and Acquisition, EASTECO, East African Community.
Dr Daniel Nyanganyura, Regional Director, African Regional Office, International Science Council, South Africa


Moderator: Karima Bounemra Ben Soltane, Director of IDEP, ECA

Rapporteur: Dr Anitha Ramsuran: TIA

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM