Africa, EU Plan Ministerial Science Policy Dialogue

source: allAfrica
SciDev.Net (London)
Linda Nordling
26 November 2010

Cape Town — African and European heads of state are expected to endorse plans for a high-level science policy dialogue between the two continents when they meet in Libya next week (29-30 November).

The agreement, which has already received support from African and European science ministers, could lead to them meeting regularly – bridging a perceived gap in relations between the two continents when it comes to the engagement of member states with science projects.

“We don’t have a senior dialogue between Europe and Africa like we have with the Gulf countries and South-East Asia,” said Fadila Boughanemi, an official in the European Commission’s research directorate.

“The idea is to establish such a [continue reading]

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