2010 ASADI VI Conference
ASADI VI Wraps Up in South Africa
The sixth annual ASADI conference, hosted by the Academy of Science of South Africa, focused on improving energy access in sub-Saharan Africa, highlighted by the release of a new report, Turning Science On. Next year's conference will be held in Uganda.
This year the ASADI conference theme is, "Improving Access to Energy in Sub-Saharan Africa." Access to energy, including electricity and heating and cooking fuel, is central to a country's development and is fundamental to poverty reduction and economic transformation. The availability and use of energy will greatly influence how and whether African countries are able to increase their agricultural productivity, provide safe water, achieve higher levels of industrialisation, and use information and communications technologies to get integrated in the global economy. Read more about the theme here.
An PDF agenda (177KB) is available here.
See photos from the conference here.
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Photos provided by Peter Arnold Inc., U.S. Agency for International Development, World Health Organization, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases.