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The African Diaspora Biotech Summit 2017

Strengthening biotech research capacity, innovation and commercialization in Africa
When Apr 04, 2017
from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Where The Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge
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The Summit will bring together, 70 students and early-/mid-career life science and biotech professionals (including research scientists, entrepreneurs, policy experts, and bio-industry leaders) from Africa and the diaspora to discuss the current state of Africa’s biotech industry. The goal is to create a unique platform for Africa’s future leaders and key stakeholders, especially those in the diaspora, to better understand the challenges and opportunities in Africa’s biotech and life science sector, and how they may be involved in finding practical solutions that will help build the continent's bioeconomy.  


Four major areas to be discussed are:

  • Improving agricultural productivity and food security in sub-Saharan Africa between now and 2050
  • Reforming Africa's tertiary education system to make it globally competitive
  • Policy development and implementation to facilitate sustainable development in African nations
  • The role and contribution of the African diaspora in developing Africa's bioeconomy

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