First Africa Forum on STI for Youth Employment, Human Capital Development and Inclusive Growth

Nairobi, Kenya, 1-3 April 2012

Why this Forum?

Science, technology and innovation (STI) are a key component of the sustainable growth and development of any country. Investments in STI and its integration into education, economic and industrial policies can create employment and improve the productivity and competitiveness of African countries on the global market.

The mission of the forum taking place in Nairobi (Kenya) on 1-3 April is to facilitate the sharing of experiences and analyses of best practices in strengthening STI mechanisms; designing policy measures for the promotion of innovation, entrepreneurship and youth employment; harnessing the role of innovation in the informal sector and; increasing the participation of women and youth in STI.

The forum will highlight the role and importance of STI in propelling sustainable and inclusive growth and development in Africa bringing together decision-makers and STI policy experts to create a platform for dialogue and define the way forward.

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