See also:
» 18.03.2011 - Africa defies AU chief's support for Ghaddafi
» 11.03.2011 - African Union praises Ghaddafi "reform offer"
» 01.02.2011 - New AU leader Obiang calls criticism un-African
» 31.01.2011 - Africa's worst dictator becomes AU leader
» 23.04.2010 - World Bank funding targets Africa’s malaria fight
» 26.03.2010 - Aid tied to service delivery still best, WB
» 17.03.2010 - Don’t despair MDGs reachable, Ban
» 17.03.2010 - Trade experts discuss ways to help poor countries

China wholesale online through

Houlihan's coupons

Finn autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden på
Gazpacho Børek Kartoffelsalat Taboulé Gulasj Albóndigas Cevapi Rougaille Japrak sarma Zwiebelbrot Klopse Giouvetsi Paella Pljeskavica Pica pau Pulpo a la gallega Flammkuchen Langosj Tapenade Chatsjapuri Pasulj Lassi Kartoffelpuffer Tortilla Raznjici Knödel Lentejas Bœuf bourguignon Korianderchutney Brenneslesuppe Proia Sæbsi kavurma Sardinske calamares

Autentiske matoppskrifter fra hele verden finner du på
Réunion Portugal Aserbajdsjan Serbia Tyskland Seychellene Bosnia Spania Libanon Belgia India Kroatia Hellas Italia Ungarn Komorene Georgia Mauritius Østerrike Romania Frankrike

Politics | Economy - Development | Technology | Society

'Science with Africa' soon

afrol News, 17 January - Ethiopian is due host "Science with Africa" conference that seeks to promote and enhance the role of science and technology in the continent's development.

The event, which will be jointly organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Intelligence in Science (ISC), is scheduled to take place from 3 to 7 March.

It symbolizes a joint effort between Africa and its partners in the promotion and consolidation of "strategic research" development.

In a statement, the organisers said the timeliness of the ‘Science with Africa’ initiative is evidenced by the EU-Africa Summit’s adoption of a renewed strategic partnership, including a chapter on Science, Information Society and Space.

This chapter emphasizes the priority to strengthen cooperation on science and technology programs and to promote the application of the two to achieve specific Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as well as promote the participation of the African research community into European programs.

Organised under the theme "science and innovation policy," the conference will examine methodologies for improving science program participation by scientists and researchers in African nations.

Speakers will include senior policy makers from Africa and else where, eminent scientist, research project managers, among others.

The Addis Ababa conference is a follow-up to the January 2007 summit meeting of heads of African states in which leaders declared 2007 the year of science and technology and strongly urged all member countries to allocate 1% of their gross domestic product to R&D by 2020.

“For Africa to accelerate its development and achieve the Millennium Development Goals, African countries have to scale up their investments in Science and Technology,” Abdoulie Janneh, UN ECA Executive Secretary, was quoted as saying.

A congressional briefing is scheduled on 8 February in Washington to further raise awareness of the ‘Science with Africa’ initiative on the global arena.

- Create an e-mail alert for Africa news
- Create an e-mail alert for Politics news
- Create an e-mail alert for Economy - Development news
- Create an e-mail alert for Technology news
- Create an e-mail alert for Society news

    Printable version

On the Afrol News front page now

Rwanda succeeds including citizens in formal financial sector

afrol News - It is called "financial inclusion", and it is a key government policy in Rwanda. The goal is that, by 2020, 90 percent of the population is to have and actively use bank accounts. And in only four years, financial inclusion has doubled in Rwanda.

Famine warning: "South Sudan is imploding"

afrol News - The UN's humanitarian agencies now warn about a devastating famine in Sudan and especially in South Sudan, where the situation is said to be "imploding". Relief officials are appealing to donors to urgently fund life-saving activities in the two countries.
Panic in West Africa after Ebola outbreak in Guinea

afrol News - Fear is spreading all over West Africa after the health ministry in Guinea confirmed the first Ebola outbreak in this part of Africa. According to official numbers, at least 86 are infected and 59 are dead as a result of this very contagious disease.
Ethiopia tightens its already strict anti-gay laws

afrol News - It is already a crime being homosexual in Ethiopia, but parliament is now making sure the anti-gay laws will be applied in practical life. No pardoning of gays will be allowed in future, but activist fear this only is a signal of further repression being prepared.
Ethiopia plans Africa's biggest dam

afrol News / Africa Renewal - Ethiopia's ambitious plan to build a US$ 4.2 billion dam in the Benishangul-Gumuz region, 40 km from its border with Sudan, is expected to provide 6,000 megawatts of electricity, enough for its population plus some excess it can sell to neighbouring countries.

front page | news | countries | archive | currencies | news alerts login | about afrol News | contact | advertise | español 

©  afrol News. Reproducing or buying afrol News' articles.

   You can contact us at