EU preparing 4 EU Africa High level dialogue on Sci & technology

  • 04th April 2016
  • by secretary

4 April 2016. Addis Abeba. Preparatory meeting between AUC and AU Member States (closed meeting).

  • Opening remarks by the African Union Commission, H.E. Martial De-Paul Ikounga, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology
  • Opening by the AU and EU Co-Chairs, AU co-chair Wolfgang Burtscher, Deputy Director-General; DG Research and Innovation European Commission 

Keynote speeches: ‘The Sustainable Development Goals’ and the role of international cooperation in science, technology and innovation

  • Kasirim Nwuke, Chief New Technologies and Innovation, Special Initiatives Division United Nations Economic Commission for Africa 
  • Aldrik Gierveld Deputy Director General Agro and Nature, Netherlands, Ministry of Economic Affairs (EU Presidency) 

The Joint Africa EU Strategy (JAES) and EU-Africa cooperation on STI: Roberto Ridolfi, Director
Sustainable Growth and Development, DG International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

The roadmap towards an EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture’. Presentation on the thematic pillars: (a) Sustainable Intensification ; (b) Nutrition ; (c) Trade ; (d) Cross-cutting.

  • Irene Annor-Frempong, Director, Research and Innovation FARA-Ghana 
  • Rob Peters, Head of Unit Research and Innovation, DG Agriculture and Rural Development European Commission

Presentation on implementation: (a) Short-to-medium term actions ; (b) Long-term model of implementation ; (c) Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Phillipe Mawoko, Ag Director African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation, African Union Commission
  • Cristina Russo, Director International Cooperation , DG Research and Innovation
    European Commission
To close the meeting the Delegations indicated how they intend to commit to the implementation of the EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable