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Asia-Africa Collaboration Link - April 4, 2013

SOI Asia will support the plenary session of the Asia-Africa Collaboration lead by Prof. Crispus Kiamba 7, organized by UNESCO in collaboration with ISTIC and MEXT-Japan. The video conference link with Addis Ababa/Nairobi will be held on April 4, 2013 (17:00-18:30 JST).


Watch the session remotely here.

(available only from 16:45, April 4, 2013, Japan Time)


A Science based Approach to realize the Future We Want for All
Plenary Session 5 Asia-Africa Collaboration for Post 2015 agenda

Local host at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Lestari, UKM
Facilitator: Prof. Crispus Kiamba

UNESCO Addis Ababa
11:00 – 12:30 (Ethiopia Time)
4th April 2013, UNECA building


Dr. Mahama Ouedraogo
Head of Science and Technology, Department of Human Resources Science and Technology (HRST), African Union Commission

Mr. Hambani Masheleni
Senior Policy Officer, Department of Human Resources Science and Technology (HRST), African Union Commission

Mr. Alemu Abebe Woldie  
Head, International Relations and Cooperation Services, Ministry of Science and Technology

Prof. Tsige Gebremariam
Founding Fellow of the Academy and Chairman of the Committee for Science, Technology and Innovation policy, Ethiopian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Negussie Retta
Addis Ababa University

Mr. Kasirim Nwuke (to be confirmed)
Chief, New Technologies and Innovation Section, Special Initiatives Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Mr. Firmin E. Matoko
Director of UNESCO Liaison Office to AUC, UNECA and Representative to Ethiopia

Ms. Masami Nakata
Programme Specialist for Natural Sciences, UNESCO Addis

SCHEDULE (*Addis time)

Opening and Introduction of Session Panellists

11:00 – 11:05

Opening by Mr. Firmin Matoko, UNESCO Addis

11:05 – 11:20

Dr. Mahama Ouedraogo, African Union (African perspectives)

11:20 – 11:30

Prof. Abdalla (Sudan perspectives)

11:30 – 11:40

Mr. Alemu Abebe Woldie, Ministry of Science and Technology (Ethiopia perspectives)

11:40 – 11:45

Prof. Tsige Gebremariam, Academy of Sciences, Ethiopia

11:45 – 11:50

Prof. Negussie Retta, Addis Ababa University

11:50 – 12:00

Mr. Kasirim Nwuke, UN Economic Commission for Africa (tbc)

12:00 – 12:30