African Science Leadership for The Summit of the Future

Off Site event of the UN Civil Society Conference in support of the UN Summit of the Future, 9 May 2024, Nairobi


Science leaders from across Africa will convene an online meeting on 9 May 2024 entitled “African Science Leadership for The Summit of the Future”.

The African Science Leadership meeting on 9 May will serve as a platform to showcase how science and research collaboration is transforming Africa. This leadership can meaningfully contribute to attaining the SDGs and the Summit of the Future, inspiring hope for a brighter future.

On May 9, 2024, distinguished science leaders from across Africa will gather virtually for the pivotal meeting entitled “African Science Leadership for the Summit of the Future.” This event is designed to prepare for the globally significant “Summit of the Future,” scheduled for September 22-23 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The summit is a vital platform to rebuild trust and demonstrate international cooperation’s efficacy in tackling today’s and tomorrow’s pressing challenges. It aims to accelerate efforts to fulfil global commitments and strategically address emerging opportunities. The culmination of the summit will be the adoption of an action-oriented Pact for the Future, complemented by a Global Digital Compact and a Declaration on Future Generations—all aimed at forging multilateral solutions for a more promising future.

The African Science Leadership meeting on May 9 presents a unique and invaluable opportunity for African science leaders. Their scientific and research collaboration is not just revolutionising Africa but also contributing significantly to global solutions. Their insights and contributions from this gathering are poised to significantly impact the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the objectives of the Summit of the Future. This event is strategically aligned with the Ninth Annual Multi-Stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology, and Innovation for the SDGs (STI Forum), which will take place in New York on 9-10 May 2024.

The African Science Leadership meeting on May 9 is not just a meeting—it is a collaborative platform, a beacon of inspiration, showcasing the potential of African innovation and research in shaping a sustainable and hopeful future. It is a testament to the collective efforts of African science leaders, NGOs, academia, think tanks, member states, media, the private sector, and diverse leaders in driving change and shaping a better future for all.

African Science Leadership for The Summit of the Future