Symposium on Science, Technology, and Innovation
for Development in Africa

U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Keck Center, Room 100
500 Fifth St., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 5, 2014

The National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and Institute of Medicine hosted a symposium on science, technology, and innovation (STI) in Africa at the time of President Obama's U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. The symposium aimed to:

  • Convene policymakers; leaders from the private sector, academia, the NGO community; and other stakeholders involved in science, technology, and innovation (STI) in Africa;
  • Highlight what would be needed for STI in Africa to address critical human and institutional needs and to advance peace, security, growth, and development;
  • Share current leading practices and innovative approaches to development in Africa based on science, technology, and innovation;
  • Explore opportunities to use and strengthen public-private partnerships to innovatively promote economic growth in African countries.

Draft Agenda | Photos from the Symposium

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