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The African Diaspora Biotech Summit 2017

Seventy candidates will be selected to participate in the African Diaspora Biotech Summit 2017. The Summit will trigger discussion on how Africa's present and future leaders and all stakeholders can work collaboratively to strengthen research capacity building, innovation and commercialisation in Africa.
When Apr 04, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge
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Carol Ibe of the Department of Plant Sciences is a key convener of the inaugural African Diaspora Biotech Summit 2017, which will be held at the University of Cambridge on Tuesday, 4th April 2017.

The organisers are looking for students and early/mid-career professionals in the field of biotechnology and applied biosciences, STEM, policy, economics, law, international development, journalism and other related disciplines across the UK, Europe, USA and around the world who are interested and passionate about helping African countries achieve sustainable development through enhanced research capacity, innovation, infrastructure development, policy development and commercialisation/entrepreneurship.

Seventy candidates will be selected to participate in the Summit, which will trigger discussion on how Africa's present and future leaders and all stakeholders, including the African diaspora can work collaboratively to strengthen research capacity building, innovation and commercialization so as to create opportunities for employment, investment and sustained economic growth in Africa.

Four major areas to be discussed at the Summit are:

  • Food security in sub-Saharan Africa: Can modern bio-technologies help improve agricultural productivity and food security in sub-Saharan Africa between now and 2050?
  • The African tertiary education system: Does Africa’s tertiary education system need to be reformed to make it globally competitive? 
  • Effective policy development and implementation to accelerate sustainable development in African countries through research, innovation and commercialisation
  • The role and contribution of African women and the African diaspora in building a sustainable African bioeconomy

To learn more about the Summit, including our confirmed speakers and the application process, kindly follow this link http://www.jrbiotekfoundation.org/african-diaspora-summit-2017/. The Summit application deadline is Tuesday, 28th February 2017.

 

For more information, please contact us at info@jrbiotekfoundation.org