allAfrica.com: Africa: Science Focus Urged at First U.S.-African Leaders Summit

Science and technology must be at the heart of the debate at the first-ever US-Africa Leaders Summit that starts today, policy experts argue, as they call for 100,000 new science graduate places in the United States for Africans over the next ten years.

Fifty African leaders have been invited to the three-day summit, convened by US President Barack Obama in Washington DC, United States.

The summit will address issues such as health, food security in a changing climate and women’s role in creating prosperity.

At least US$900 million worth of business deals between US companies and African nations will be formally announced during the summit, according to the US Commerce Department.

via allAfrica.com: Africa: Science Focus Urged at First U.S.-African Leaders Summit.

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