India-Africa Science and Technology Summit

India ropes in Tharoor for diplomacy with Africa

 India March 1 once again relied on the diplomacy skills of former minister of state for external affairs Shashi Tharoor to impress upon the African continent to forge science and technology (S&T) partnerships with it.


India, Africa to collaborate in social entreprenership, innovation

 India march 2 flagged social entrepreneurship and innovation as key areas for collaboration with Africa and called for exploring a research and development fund for promoting science and technology (S&T) on both sides.



India, Africa poised to expand science, tech cooperation

 Building upon their burgeoning political and economic ties, India and the 54-nation African continent have promised to expand their cooperation in frontier areas of research, capacity building and knowledge industries.


Africa seeks long-term scientific partnership with India

 The African Union, that represents 54 nations of the African continent, March 1 expressed its wish to have a long-term strategic partnership with India in science and technology (S&T), given India's "remarkable progress" in this area in the last decade.


Indian Tech Expo displays innovations easily replicable in Africa

 A machine for making low-cost sanitary napkins, an eco-friendly refrigerator, a clay cooker and a solar dryer - these are some of the cheap and innovative products being displayed at an Indian  Tech Expo in New Delhi and can be easily replicated in Africa.


India-Africa ministerial meet on science March 1-2

In an effort to strengthen scientific and technological engagements with the African Union, India is hosting the first India-Africa science and technology ministers conference in New Delhi from March 1.

Want India's help to develop indigenous technology: African Union
By Richa Sharma

 Africa wants India to help it strengthen its human capital in science and technology so that the 54-nation continent can develop indigenous technology instead of buying it from other countries, says Jean Pierre O Ezin, a top African Union official.