September 20, 2016 IBOMLLC Team

President of Mauritius Ameenah Gurib-Fakim leads call to invest in Africa’s ‘Generation Science’

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The President of Mauritius, H.E. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, and other figures at the heart of Africa’s development agenda argued for greater efforts to equip young Africans with high-level scientific and technical skills needed to address development challenges

The comments were made at the #ScienceAfrica UnConference, a large scale event that brought together over 170 people to consider how to empower Africa’s next generation of scientific leaders

The event forms part of the Planet Earth Institute’s #ScienceAfrica campaign, which advocates for high-quality and industry-relevant science on the continent

President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and other figures at the heart of Africa’s development agenda, argued for greater efforts to equip young Africans with high-level scientific and technical skills needed to address development challenges. The comments were made at the #ScienceAfrica UnConference, a major development conference convened by the Planet Earth Institute (PEI), an international NGO and charity working for the scientific independence of Africa, on the 14th September in London.

With science increasingly seen as a central component of the international development agenda, high-level speakers and attendees called for the creation of a ‘Generation Science’ in Africa. This refers to a generation of young …read more

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