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First Africa Forum on Science Technology and Innovations in Nairobi

Africa on the Move – Showcasing Africa’s Innovations

Paris, 27 March – The first Africa Forum on Science, Technology and Innovations will take place from 1 to 3 April in Nairobi. Hosted by the Government of Kenya, it will include an Experts’ Meeting (1 - 2 April) and a Ministerial Conference (3 April), and will highlight the need to invest in this key sector to foster sustainable growth and development and provide job opportunities for youth and women.

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Press releases :

Nairobi, March 30, 2012  STI Press Release 1_ 30 March 2012_en.pdf

Opening speeches (April 1st, 2011)

 Aida Opoku-Mensah, Director, ICT, Science and Technology Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)  Aida Opoku-Mensah_Opening remarks_en.pdf
Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant Director General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO  GRETCHEN KALONJI_UNESCO_010412.pdf
Opening remarks by Kamal Elkheshen, Vice President, African Development Bank (AfDB)  Nairobi STI_Opening Remarks for the VP_final.pdf;

Remarks from ADEA 

Dzingai Mutumbuka, Chair, ADEA  Dzingai Mutumbuka_Chair_ADEA_010412_en.pdf

 Ministerial Conference  Opening Speeches  

Address by Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO  03-04 NAIROBI African Forum Sciences EF.pdf
Address by Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank  The Power of People, Power of Education, Innovation & Imagination

 Ministerial Declaration

Ministerial declaration of the 1st Africa forum for Science, Technology and Innovation  Download Ministerial Declaration