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PEI #ScienceAfrica UnConference: BIG IDEAS FOR AFRICA


Venue

155 Bishopsgate, Liverpool Street
London, EC2Y 3YD United Kingdom + Google Map

“Big Ideas for Africa” is about celebrating the individuals, research groups, academic institutions and commercial organisations making great scientific and technological advancements that are of benefit not just to Africa, but also to the world. These individuals and organisations prove that the continent is and can be a world-class contributor to global science, technology and innovation.

We won’t be ignoring the issues, but we will be challenging the dominant rhetoric surrounding Africa, whether it’s corruption, conflict, poverty or disease. Africa is a diverse continent experiencing rapid and dynamic growth, as well as complex socio-economic development challenges.

With world-leading speakers from business, academia, policy and civil society, we’ll be exploring a variety of themes. These include agribusiness, gender equality, education, public health, space science, ICT and energy and the cutting-edge innovations – large and small – that are shaping Africa today, and those that will come to define the continent in the future. We want to celebrate and promote great scientific and technological innovation happening in and for Africa; showcase great ideas and new technologies; and galvanise support for current and future innovation.

Organizer

Planet Earth Institute

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