This expert panel session will focus on the role of science and skills in Africa's post-2015 agenda, with an emphasis on the role of business. Panelists will give presentations and discuss the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) process and opportunities and challenges for higher education and skills programmes in Africa. This event aims to contribute to Planet Earth Institute's (PEI) work on promoting collaboration around science, technology and innovation in Africa. Panelist include: Álvaro Sobrinho, PEI Chairman; Lord Boateng, PEI Trustee and former UK Ambassador to South Africa; Christopher Edwards, PEI Trustee; Phillip Griffiths, Chair of the Science Initiative Group; Amina J Mohammed, Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning; and Ambassador Antonio Tete, Permanent Observer of the AU to the UN.
date: 20 May 2014 11:15am – 1:00pm venue: Permanent Observer Mission of the AU to the UN, 305 East 47th Street, 5th Floor location: New York City, US contact: James Knight e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www: www.planetearthinstitute.org.uk