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Scifest Africa 2022

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Scifest Africa

7 September 2022 - 13 September 2022


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The theme for 2022 is “Back to the Basics”, inspired by UNESCO’s “International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022”. In 2022 the event will be highlighting the crucial role of basic sciences (physics, chemistry, maths & biology) for sustainable development, and emphasizing their contributions to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The 2022 festival will promote the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of STEMI through a range of diverse topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Strengthening the role of basic science in building sustainable solutions and resilience against global problems
  • The promotion and financing of basic science education and literacy campaigns as a key component for human development
  • The future of 4IR (the internet, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • The role of diversity, equity and inclusive participation in Science, Technology and Innovation
  • The links between innovation and sustainable economic development
  • Life beyond Earth and how space-related research helps us in understanding the world around us
  • The deliberate inclusion of art and creativity in the study, communication and presentation of Science, Technology and Innovation.
  • The integration of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) in modern science
  • Basic science as a global public good and vehicle for attaining the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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