Experts will meet during two days (April 1-2) before the Ministers meet on the last day (April 3).
The experts meeting will focus on four critical themes:
The Ministerial Conference will address two primary issues:
The Ministerial Conference will be opened by Donald Kaberuka, President of AFDB, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, Jean Ping, Chair of the African Union Commission, the Chair of the African Ministerial Conference for Science and Technology and Abdoulaye Janneh, United Nations Under‐Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and His Excellency Mwai Kibaki, President of Kenya (to be confirmed).
The conference will end with the Exhibition “Africa on the Move” Results and Award presentation and adoption of the Nairobi Declaration on STI for job creation, human capital development and inclusive growth.
A press conference will be organized at the end of the conference.