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AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation

November 07, 2019
AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation

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INVITATION TO MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES

What: African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation holding at the African Union Commission Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

When: Thursday, 07 November 2019

Time: 12:30 to 1:00 pm

Where: Briefing Room 1, NCC, African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa

Who: Organized by the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) of the African Union Commission – European Union

The press conference will be addressed by:

• Maria-Cristina Russo, Co-chair EU, Director DG Research & Innovation
• Mahama Ouedraogo, Director AUC HRST

Objectives: The AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) serves as a platform for regular exchanges on research and innovation policy and aims to formulate and implement long-term priorities to strengthen Africa-Europe cooperation on STI. It was adopted at the third Africa-EU Summit in Tripoli in 2010 as an important element of the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (JAES). The HLPD so far focuses on the implementation of its two long-term, jointly funded Research and Innovation (R&I) Partnerships on (i) Food and Nutrition Security and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA) and (ii) Climate Change and Sustainable Energy (CCSE), as well as on the important topic of health represented by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP).

Journalists are invited to cover the Opening Ceremony of the AU-EU High Level Policy Dialogue on Science Technology and Innovation from 11:00 to 11:30 am at the Old building AU Conference Center.

They are also invited to participate and cover the Press Conference that will take place from 12:30 to 1:00 pm at the Briefing Room 1 in the New Conference Center of the AUC.

Media contact:

Esther Azaa Tankou, Head, Information Division, Directorate of Information and Communication, African Union Commission, Tel: +251(0) 911361185, E-mail: yamboue@africa-union.org

Janet Faith, Communication Officer, Directorate of Information and Communication, African Union Commission, Tel +251 (0) 929 38 18 59, Email: OchiengJ@africa-union.org

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