In a press release issues last week, The Planet Earth Institute (PEI) announced the return of the Science Africa UnConference, to be held in London on July 20th of this year. The conference is in its 4th year and has been hailed as a huge success.
This year the event will be held at Ravensbourne College in Greenwich and will focus on the role of education in preparing the growing population of young people in Africa for a successful career in Africa’s bourgeoning economy.
Entitled, Generation Science: empowering Africa’s future scientific leaders, the event will host 180 distinguished guests drawn from all areas of society including academia, business and government.
The attendees will be treated to several speeches delivered by notable persons including the President of Mauritius, before being asked to divide into working groups. The guests will then be given time to discuss the issue together before being asked to offer their thoughts and solutions on the topic.
In previous years the conference has received warm reviews from guests and this years event is expected to be no different.
According the PEI the event is motivated by a desire to “stop more young Africans slipping into insecure labour and underemployment.” The organisation believes that creating “a generation empowered by an understanding and appreciation of science and technology” is the best way to achieve their goal.