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Dr. Onu off to Cairo for Africa Science Forum

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr Obgonnaya Onu is in Cairo, Egypt to attend the third edition of African Forum on Science, Technology and…

The Minister of Science and Technology Dr Obgonnaya Onu is in Cairo, Egypt to attend the third edition of African Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation.

A statement Friday by the ministry said the 3-day conference is expected to sharpen perspectives in improved knowledge on science, technology and innovation status in Africa and enhance a high level of public awareness on its performance.

The Forum will further strengthen contribution of the private sector in Africa and by extension, accelerate it financing, cooperation and partnership in the development process, especially among African nations, it said. 

The Forum which is expected to commence on Saturday, February 10, 2018 is expected to trigger robust dialogue among Ministers of African nations in charge of Higher Education, Science and Technology and other development co-operation stakeholders in the science, Technology and Innovation sector in the continent.

The event is jointly organized by the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the African Development Bank.

Dr. Onu is expected back in the country on Tuesday, February 13.