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


The Forum is expected to gather approximately 200 participants comprising:

  • Ministers of Science, Technology and Innovation, Education and Finance and Planning in Africa
  • Policymakers and senior technical staff from Ministries of Education, Science and Technology, Representatives from Centers of Excellence
  • Senior officials from Regional Economic Communities (RECs)
  • Regional and international experts involved in the establishment and implementation of STI policies
  • Practitioners from the Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation and skills development fields (technical institutes, universities, research institutes)
  • Participants from public and private sectors in areas that include ICT, telecom, health, climate change, environment, agriculture, industry, and finance as well as entrepreneurship support organizations and venture capitalists
  • Members of the African diaspora who have distinguished themselves in the field of STI
  • African Science Prizes Laureates
  • Students and Youth (Civil Society Organizations, Youth organizations)

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