Dr Urama attends the 7th African Development Forum Meeting
16 October 2010
The Seventh African Development Forum (ADF-VII) was held at UNECA from 10-15 October 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The forum brought together many participants including Heads of State and Government, African member states, development partners, other United Nations agencies, inter governmental and non-governmental organizations, academia, development practitioners, civil society and other stakeholders. The theme of the ADF-VII was Acting on Climate Change for Sustainable Development in Africa and it provided a multi-stakeholder platform to discuss Africa’s interests in preparation of the 16th Conference of parties of the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled to take place in Cancun, Mexico in December 2010. Dr. Urama’s participation in the conference was funded by the AU and UNECA
In recognition of the strategic role that ATPS plays in STI and its pioneering leadership in mainstreaming STI in the global climate dialogue, Dr. Kevin Urama was attended the conference as a discussant in one of the Focus Breakout Session on the sub-theme: Science, technology, innovation and capacity building. Dr. Urama’s participation at the conference was very instrumental as it provided an opportunity to share some of the initiatives of the ATPS Network with key delegates at the conference and also established useful contacts that can be followed up to forge links with UN-ECA and the African Union (AU).
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