Rwanda Set for Global Science Forum

Rwanda will be hosting a high level global science conference organized by Next Einstein Forum (NEF) between March 26-28, 2018 in her Capital Kigali.

An initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the second Global Forum for Science Rwanda is under the patronage of H.E. President Paul Kagame.

NEF is a platform that connects science, society and policy in Africa and the rest of the world – with the goal to leverage science for human development globally

According to Thierry Zomahoun, AIMS President and CEO and NEF Chair, the Global Gathering will attract more than a thousand of Africa’s and the world’s brightest minds, who will gather to highlight the contributions of Africa’s scientists and innovators to the global scientific community.”

Discussions will also be held on good science policy and how to go from policy to implementation and see the impact of global scientific research on daily life.

“Our aim is to highlight a holistic approach to doing science and technology, one that encourages cutting edge research and development, and incubation and commercialization with a central focus on how science can help achieve sustainable development and reduce poverty and inequality,” says Zouhman.

The NEF Global Gathering 2018, in line with the NEF’s Dakar Declaration, will focus on four areas under the central theme of Connecting Science to Humanity: Connectivity, Ubiquity and Mobility; Precision Health; Climate, Energy, Food and Growth; and building Africa’s Scientific Capacity.

Participants will hear from Nobel laureates and renowned scientists, early career researchers and budding innovators, policy and civil society leaders, and leaders of industry.

NEF Global Gatherings include exciting sessions such as NEF Fellow Spotlight Sessions, live online discussions with special guests, discovery sessions that unpack ground breaking discoveries and the NEF’s signature continental innovation competition.


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