Research Beeline is set to host a significant virtual session titled "Academia-Industry Partnership: The Missing Link in Africa" during the ongoing 9th edition of the Science Summit at UNGA78. Scheduled for September 19, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, this session aims to illuminate the current state of academia-industry collaboration in Africa, delve into the Triple Helix approach to research, technology, and innovation, and pinpoint the challenges hindering its growth in the region compared to other global counterparts.
The event will be led by Joseph Njogu, CEO of Research Beeline Ltd, and feature a distinguished panel of experts primarily from academia. Additionally, experts from regions where such partnerships have thrived will contribute their valuable insights.
Notable speakers include Ari Jacobvits, Managing Director of Africa Programs at MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives; Abraham Abebe Assefa, Dean of Business and Economics College at Assosa University, Ethiopia; Vincet Onywera, Deputy Vice Chancellor of KCA University, Kenya; and Wales Singini, Vice Chancellor of Mzuzu University, Malawi.
The session's primary objective is to foster a comprehensive discussion among key stakeholders in academia, industry, and government within Africa. They will deliberate on the current status of academia-industry partnerships, share success stories from both Africa and other regions, and collectively outline a roadmap for short-term, medium-term, and long-term interventions needed to enhance these partnerships and drive positive change.
This year's UNGA78 Summit's central theme revolves around the role of science in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This session perfectly aligns with the objective of developing global science collaborations to support the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030, and Local2030.
In a continent brimming with untapped potential, this session represents a vital step towards realizing the promise of innovation, research, and sustainable development in Africa through robust academia-industry collaboration.
To participate in this crucial dialogue and contribute to the advancement of academia-industry partnerships in Africa, register for the session here. Don't miss the chance to be part of this transformative discussion.
Article by RB Reporter