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AfDB co-organizes first Africa Forum on Science,Technology and Innovation, 1 and 3 April 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya

The first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) will take place from between 1 and 3 April 2012 in Nairobi, Kenya, at the Intercontinental Hotel. Hosted by the Kenyan government, it will include an Experts’ Meeting (1 and 2 April) and a Ministerial Conference (3 April), and will highlight the need to invest in this key sector to foster youth human capital development, inclusive growth, and provide job opportunities for youth and women.

The event is organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), UNESCO, the African Union Commission (AU), and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), in collaboration with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA).

The Forum will highlight best STI practices and policies in Africa and worldwide. It will seek to reinforce North-South and South-South cooperation, and partnerships between academia, private and public sectors. As such, an innovative exhibition - “Africa on the Move” – is being organised in parallel showcasing the work of approximately 30 Kenyan innovators and entrepreneurs.

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Crédits: AK-Project