Friday, July 6, 2007

African Union Summit taking Science and Technology Development seriously

There's been a lot of talk about the African Union, the Summit, and the exciting (but mixed-feelings) prospect of a united African Continent. The talk is mostly of the political atmosphere and how the developed world will deal with Africa. Poor, poor, impoversihed, war-torn, dark Africa.

Though the continent of Africa has some serious problems, there are many visionary leaders. And these leaders are looking first to build up the many nations' science and technology infrastructures. In fact these struggling, conflict-ridden nations seem to take the science amd math education of their citizens more seriously than the United States does. The African Union Summit even endorese science initiatives at their meeting earlier this year.

Looks like the African Union Summit is on the move. And nothing moves like innovation; innovation in science and technology education. Below are 2 articles that appeared in Science Magazine about the state of Science & Technology development in Africa.

A New Dawn for Science in Africa by Mohamed H. A. Hassan, Executive Director of The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World, and President of the African Academy of Sciences.

AFRICAN SCIENCE: African Leaders Endorse Science Initiatives

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