The first global forum for science on African soil will take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 8 to 10 March 2016, and the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has launched a global call for support for Africa’s scientific and technological emergence. Its video asks the question: “Can the next Einstein come from Africa?”. It calls on game changers from Africa and around the world to support Africa’s scientific renaissance.
The Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2016, the African global science and technology forum, is convened by the NEF, a global platform that brings together leaders in industry, policy, science, and technology. The first edition of this biennial event will set the stage for a conversation on transforming Africa and the world through a renewed and increased focus on science, technology and innovation.
In addition, for the first time in history, all 54 African countries will come together to talk science and technology, each represented by NEF ambassadors who will work to raise awareness about science and technology in their countries. With a programme that focuses on advances in basic and applied science and technology as well as an innovation pitching competition, a presidential panel with President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and sessions with ground-breaking scientists and inventors, the NEF Global Gathering 2016 will be live-streamed to a global audience through the Next Einstein Forum. Supporters of science, innovation and technology as drivers of growth in Africa can join the NEF movement by pledging their signature at I Am Einstein.