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AERAP Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Forum, 7 - 10 March 2023
The Forum will be designed to inform and engage with policymakers to ensure that the role and contribution of science, enabled through digital technologies, is reflected in European Union and its Member States’ policies concerning Africa. The meetings will also be designed to increase the level of participation and reinforce the networking by African nations’ with their partners in related EU programmes and science and innovation programmes supported by European Union member states and some associated countries. Digital capacities, existing and new, for expanding science inclusion and citizen participation by all groups in society across Africa, will be explored.
Key policy and programme developments include:
The meeting will address a range of themes, including Biodiversity Health, Medicine, Life Sciences, Geoscience, ICT, Digital Transformation, the Green Agenda, Women and Girls in science, Astronomy, reskilling and upskilling and Agri-food systems. In the Forum, we will examine the feedback loops between scientific funding, education funding, and digital transformation to support evidence for policymakers.

The meeting will also consider how emerging regulations covering data protection, medical devices, in-vitro diagnostics, and other areas impact science in Africa and science and innovation cooperation between Africa and the European Union.

The global context will be considered through the inclusion of speakers from the UN, OECD and other multilateral bodies.

The programme below is still in development so please check it regularly for updates.
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Constant Cap

Code for Africa
Senior Product Manager
Constant Cap is the Senior Product Manager at Code for Africa’s ‘sensors.AFRICA' citizen science program. He has a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and an undergraduate Education degree in Geography and Mathematics from the same. He writes and comments about urban planning issues online and in local and global media and on his blog www.africancityplanner.com. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya he is passionate about the planning issues facing African Cities. He has a deep interest in sustainable mobility, urban resilience and inclusive planning. He sits on the Socially Just Public Transport Working Group, which has been key in advocating for a socially just approach towards urban mobility in Kenya. He is also involved in the Equitable Mobility for City Health and Wellbeing research project, which seeks to understand the urban infrastructure and mobility interactions of vulnerable groups in space and time. He has also been involved in several projects in the urban planning and transportation space including expert advisory and support to the Nairobi NMT knowledge lab, advisor and mentor at the transformative urban mobility accelerator project and a site project leader at the Implementing Creative Methodologies in Integrated Sustainable Transport research project. He has also been involved in other advocacy projects that touch on urban evictions, transparency and accountability in physical planning and solid waste management. He is a Graduate Member of the Town and County Planners Association of Kenya and a member of the International Society of Urban and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). He has previously worked at the Strathmore University Advancement Office and as the Executive Director of Kilimani Project Foundation. Constant is also a director and convener at Naipolitans, a ‘think and do’ tank within the Nairobi urban planning space.
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