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Forskning, teknologi og innovation mellem Afrika og EU


Onsdag, 13. september 2017 - 15:00 til 17:00


Auditorium I, UN City, Marmorvej 51, Copenhagen O

Africa-EU cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI): Status and the Way Forward

UNEP DTU Partnership will host a public event to discuss how cooperation between Africa and EU organisations on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) can tackle a range of global challenges, such as climate change, food security and public health.

The speakers will include members of the CAAST Net Plus (CN+) consortium, funded by the European Commission:

- Vinny Pillay (Minister Counsellor, South African Mission to the European Union

Department of Science and Technology) TBC

- Andy Cherry (Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK)

- Benjamin Gyampoh (African Academy of Sciences)

- James Haselip (UNEP DTU Partnership, Denmark)

Ahead of the Africa-EU summit in Abidjan, in November 2017, the 25-member CN+ consortium has put together a book entitled Africa-Europe Research and Innovation Cooperation: Global Challenges, Bi-regional Responses. The book aims to convey the work of CN+ in a digestible format, but also with the purpose of filling the science and technology gap in the existing body of literature on Africa-Europe relations. It raises and answers questions on what the current vision for Africa-Europe cooperation is, how the regions cooperate and what is the way forward.

The event is open to anyone interested in the status and prospects of cooperation between Africa and Europe on STI, which relates to SDG 17 on strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing the global partnership for sustainable development.

The event will be moderated by Professor Søren Salamo, Head of Dept., DTU Management Engineering.

If you have any questions or comments in relation to the event, please contact Lucy Gregersen ([email protected]) from UNEP DTU Partnership. Please click this link to register for the event by latest 11 September, 2017.

In order to access the building, you will need to go through a security check thus please bring a picture ID, which is required upon arrival at the security gate.

13 Sept. 15.00-17.00. Drinks reception until 18.00.