Opening Session: RSIF-UM6P Pan-African Hybrid Conference

Sakina Kahindi
01 Sep 2022 0

Recording from the opening session of the Pan-African hybrid RSIF-UM6P University Conference, which was held from 28-29 June 2022 in Ben Guerir, Morocco and online. The conference theme was: African-led science, technology, and innovation for contributing to the SDGs and stimulating global development. A total of 102 participants attended in person at UM6P in Morocco and 1,082 attended virtually.

Conference Welcome and Opening

Moderators: Dr. Moses Osiru, icipe & Dr. Rachid El-Fatimy, UM6P University Brief RSIF, OCP Africa & UM6P University videos

1. Welcome remarks by Mr. Hicham El Habti, President, UM6P University

2. Introductory remarks by Dr. Segenet Kelemu, DG icipe, the RSIF Regional Coordination Unit

3. Opening remarks by Ms. Muna Salih Meky, World Bank

4. Remarks by Prof. Aminata Sall Diallo, PASET Executive Director

5. Welcome statement by Dr. Zuzana Schwidrowski, North Africa Director, representing Dr. Vera Songwe, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

6. Official Opening Statement by Hon. Dr. Valentine Uwamariya, Minister of Education, Rwanda and PASET Governing Council Chair