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Walker Institute at the #ScienceAfrica UnConference

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Walker Institute will be at the #ScienceAfrica UnConference, held in London on September 14th by the Planet Earth Institute (PEI). This year the UnConference focusses on empowering young Africans for the future.

“Generation Science: empowering Africa’s future scientific leaders” will bring together over 200 delegates from business, academia, policy and civil society for expert panel discussions, working groups, and participant-led workshops.

Attendees will explore the best ways to equip the next generation of business, political, and academic leaders with the hard and soft skills required to drive much needed socio-economic transformation, and anticipate the needs of industries of the future.

Hosted by the Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng and HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, President of Mauritius, the UnConference will include African Governments, business executives, leading academics and international organisations who, along with other delegates, will be challenged to help explore and find new ways to:

  • Create high quality, industry relevant STEM education and training for young Africans
  • Engage young people in the policy dialogues that will shape their lives
  • Collaborate with and anticipate the needs of the businesses and industries of the future
  • Harness and exploit new technologies to strengthen and promote higher education institutions, their staff, students and research
  • Build the human capacity and STEM skills-base so that African challenges and opportunities can be addressed by African-led solutions.

The #ScienceAfrica Unconference will be held at Kensington Town Hall on the 14th of September. For more information, visit their website, or register for the event here.