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multimedia / Kenya: ACTS/STEPS Manifesto Roundtable – morning discussions

On 4th December, the African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) hosted a Manifesto roundtable at the ICRAF Campus, Nairobi, Kenya. The group included economists, representatives from business and local and international NGOs, civil servants and academics.

More about the Roundtable and its organisers

STEPS members Adrian Ely and Melissa Leach kicked off by presenting the project. After that, several participants shared their own approaches for linking science and technology to development goals.

Prof Godfrey Alati Olukoye (Kenyatta University) on examples of local innovation:

Ruth Wanjala (Kenyan Science Cafe) on science and public engagement:

Naoline Raondry-Rakotoarisoa (UNESCO) on sustainable development and education:

Charles Tonui (African Centre for Technology Studies) on climate change, adaptation and development:

Kinyua M’mbijjewe (Monsanto) on technology and agriculture:

Esther N. Matu (Kenyan Medical Research Institute) on KEMRI’s work in health and development:

Patricia Jeconiah (African Academy of Sciences) on AAS and its work in fostering science and collaboration in Africa:

In the afternoon session, the participants split up into groups to discuss Health, Food and Agriculture, and Science and Technology.

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