Date: 9th – 11th November 2022
Hosted by University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
Local Partner: Pan-African University, Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS)The conference is being held at the opportune time as the African economies recover from post COVID-19 impact while still struggling to attain sustainable development. The impact of COVID, but also the undesirable environmental and social effects, including climate change and excessive socio-economic inequalities have challenged the traditional narrow focused innovation models of growth. This means that the debates around the role of science, technology and innovation (STI) in shaping the future of African countries will inevitably shift, post COVID. Such debates are very crucial for the African region that hosts more than half of the least developed countries in the world; and which will (according to the UN) see its population doubling to 2.4 billion people by 2050.