AS the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) marks its 40th year as the ‘Voice of Science” in Nigeria, it is hosting the 13th Annual Meeting of African Science Academies (AMASA-13) with the theme “Science, Technology, and Innovation: Education and Manpower Development in Africa”.
Activities to mark the momentous milestone are scheduled to take place in Abuja, from 14th-16th of November, 2017.
Among the events are a scientific symposium with the theme “The evolution of NAS and its role in the science-policy nexus”, a ground breaking ceremony (at the NAS permanent site), and a 40th anniversary dinner.
Goals of the conference will deliberate on education and manpower development issues affecting Science Technology Innovation (STI) development in Africa.
There will be discussion on how education and manpower development can accelerate Africa’s growth to meet globally acceptable standards, and initiate a long term engagement plan for a more sustainable and self-reliant Africa.