Sisi inaugurates 3rd Africa STI Forum
Saturday، 10 February 2018 - 12:07 PM
President Abdel Fattah El Sisi inaugurated the third African Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation Saturday.
The African STI Forum is organized by the Ministry of Higher Education in cooperation with the African Development Bank.
The three-day event emphasizes the importance of research to foster innovation and exploitable goods and services, by focusing on the private sector in five areas: climate change, nutrition, water, ICT and pharmaceuticals - five selected areas as they offer tangible opportunities for economic transformation in Africa.
It aims to achieve economic growth and enhance the competitiveness of the African private sector through the use of science, technology and innovation.
The first Africa STI Forum was held in Kenya in 2012. It connected STI efforts in Africa to global sustainable development processes by highlighting some of the main issues faced by the region in the preparation for the Rio+20 summit.
The second edition took place in Morocco in 2014. It enlarged the partnership to 21 international organizations. It focused on assessing the state of STI in Africa, promoting innovation, showcasing global best practices. The Forum generated various knowledge products and highlighted the importance of partnerships in science, technology and innovation.