Strategies that work – the contribution of science and technology to socio- economic development.

Moderator: Prof Erika Kraemer-Mbula, Tshwane University of Technology

13:30  Introduction by the moderator

13:35 Keynote presentation: Feeding 2.5 billion people in Africa by 2050: Challenges and constraints by Prof Felix Dakora, Tshwane University of Technology, and African Union Kwame Nkrumah Award for Scientific Excellence Winner 2016

13:50  Panel discussion including comments and questions from Forum participants.  Contributions by:

  • Role of Governments:
    • Her Excellency, Dr ItahKandjii-Murangi, Minister of Higher Education, Training and Innovation, Namibia
    • Her Excellency, Dr Maria do Rosário Bragança Sambo, Minister of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Angola
Honourable Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, Uganda, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation
  • Role of International Research Organisations
    • Prof Howard Alper, Chair, Canvassing Committee, Global Excellence Initiative by Canada’s Head of State
    • Prof Arun Kulshreshtha, Director-General of the Non-Aligned Movement Centre for Science and Technology
    • Prof Hubert Gijzen, Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa
  • Perspective from the science and innovation community
Mr Barlow Manilal, CEO of the Technology Innovation Agency, South Africa
  • Prof Anna Cambon-Thomsen, European Science Open Forum Champion (ESOF) 2018
  • 15:00  Conclusion of session

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