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Delivering the Post 2015 applied science and skills agenda for Africa: the role of business

305 East 47th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10017
May 20, 2014
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May 20, 2014

Delivering the Post 2015 applied science and skills agenda for Africa: the role of business

20th May 2014 | 11.15am – 1.00pm |

Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the United Nations | 305 EAST 47TH STREET, 5TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10017

Following on from our successful conference hosted by the Office of the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the UN last year, we are delighted to invite you to another expert panel session on the role of science and skills in Africa’s Post 2015 agenda. Working with the United Nations and alongside our academic, scientific and business partners, the conference will feed into our ongoing consultations and projects regarding the Post 2015 agenda and provide another chance for all interested and passionate parties to collaborate and share ideas about the future of the African continent.

The issues covered will include the latest update on the Post 2015 agenda and sustainable development goals process, the broad opportunities and challenges for higher education and skills programmes in Africa and, in particular, a focus on the role of business as a key driver of this agenda.

The session will begin with presentations and remarks from a distinguished panel, before time is given for open question and answer:

  • Dr Álvaro Sobrinho, PEI Chairman and leading African businessman
  • Rt Hon Lord Boateng, PEI Trustee and former UK Ambassador to South Africa
  • Sir Christopher Edwards, PEI Trustee and prominent academic
  • Prof Phillip Griffiths, Chair of the Science Initiative Group
  • Amina J Mohammed, Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations Secretary-General
  • Ambassador Antonio Tete, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations

The session will last approximately 90 minutes, with time afterwards to network and continue conversations. Entrance is free as part of our charitable objective to promote collaboration around science, technology and innovation in Africa and we welcome participants from across sectors in order to provide a valuable platform for new as well as established voices.

Please arrive by 11.15 to be in place for a prompt start at 11.30. This invitation is transferable but RSVP is essential for security; please email us as soon as possible to register your place. For additional requests or media interviews please contact James Knight

Refreshments will be provided. All additional changes to the agenda and panel will be announced before the day.

 

 

What You Need to Know

This event will be led by PEI Partners but open to all relevant and interested partners. More information will be available soon.

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