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African Science, Technology and Innovation Forum (Second Session)

Monday, February 24, 2020, Victoria Falls
Session 5: Partnerships (SDG 17) | Monday, 24 February 2020

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Knowledge of economic, social and environmental importance is becoming more diverse. Countries such as China, Korea, Brazil and Thailand are becoming leaders in many areas. Therefore, NorthSouth and South-South partnerships as well as intra-African partnerships are becoming increasing import. This session will assess current partnerships, their contribution to meeting the SDGs and building a sound scientific, technological and industrial base in African countries.


Opening Remarks

  • Joshua Setipa, Managing Director, UN Technology Bank for LDCs

Round table: Enhancing continental partnerships

  • Dr. Solomon Benor, Director Ministry of Science and Higher Education, Ethiopia
  • Dr Jackie Olang-Kado, Executive Director, Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)
  • Dr. Maxwell Otim, Director, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Uganda

Moderator: Oliver Chinganya, Director, African Centre for Statistics, ECA

Rapporteur: Lindiwe Gama: DSI

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM