STEM Research in Africa: What U.S. Engagement Could Bring

Sunday, February 14, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Marriott Balcony A (Marriott Wardman Park)
Mariam Adil, World Bank, Washington, DC
STEM research output and collaboration in Africa has lagged behind that of the Health and Agriculture sector. This presentation will provide an overview of Africa’s current research and collaboration landscape and show a lack of US-Africa collaboration within STEM fields despite strong diaspora links. It will offer recommendations and global case-studies emphasizing importance of STEM skills to boost value-added in key development sectors, such as extractive industries, energy, and transport.