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CAAST-Net Plus at African Science Minister Dialogue

CAAST-Net Plus at African Science Minister Dialogue

CAAST-Net Plus at African Science Minister Dialogue

Ministers and legislators from 17 African countries met in Ghana earlier this month to discuss strategies for the acceleration of Africa’s science, technology and innovation (STI) capacity for sustainable development post-2015. [Image credit: CAAST-Net Plus]

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CAAST-Net Plus partner organisations from Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Germany and South Africa participated in the event’s workshops.   

“CAAST-Net Plus aimed to inform the delegation of African ministers, the UNESCO delegation and science experts on the ongoing work of CAAST-Net Plus in EU-Africa research and innovation collaboration and to provide potential strategies in the uptake of research in food security, climate change, and health,” says Stefan A. Haffner of the German Aerospace Center’s Project Management Agency (DLR-PT).

On the Agenda

Close to 150 participants were convened in Accra from 7-8 July 2015 for the Government of Ghana and UNESCO organised meeting “African Regional Ministers and Parliamentarians on Mobilising Science for Africa’s Sustainable Development post-2015”.

The dialogue’s Draft Communiqué is being finalised for wider circulation.

Go to Refilwe Mashigo's CAAST-Net Plus report on this event in the CAAST-Net Plus Magazine December 2015

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Disclaimer: CAAST-Net Plus is funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n0 311806. This document reflects only the authors’ views and the European Union cannot be held liable for any use that may be made of the information contained herein.

CAAST-Net Plus is funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement 311806
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