Uganda is set to host the first East African Science, Technology and innovation conference which will run from 23rd to 25th October 2019.
The forum is expected to provide an avenue for stakeholders to share, strategize, deliberate and reinforce the East African Community Partner States’ commitment to the promotion of science, technology and Innovation (STI) as essential ingredients in driving industrialization and sustainable development
Addressing journalists about the event yesterday, Minister of State for East African Affairs Hon Julius Maganda Wandera said the conference will provide opportunity for scientists, technologists and innovators from academia, public and private sector to share their research information and results for advancement of knowledge, technology and products as well as complementation of activities and potential for outputs to each of the sectors.
The conference is organised by the Inter University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) in collaboration with the East African Business Council (EABC), East African Development Bank (EADB) and the East African science and technology commission (EASTECO).
The event is organized under the theme ” science, technology and Innovation as a catalyst towards achievement of East African community vision 2050″
The event will be at Speke Resort Munyonyo.