Science and Diplomacy in Burkina: According to Dr. Lasina Zarbo, “Science provides the framework and diplomacy offers the methods”.

The National Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Science and Diplomacy holds a meeting with the press on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at the Presidential Palace Kosyam. It aims to infuse the population with the scent of this momentous event which will be held under the theme “Science and Diplomacy Alliance: Accelerating Africa’s Transformation through Technological Innovation”.

“Science provides the framework and diplomacy provides the method,” said Lasina Zerbo, executive secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) and co-chair of the National Organizing Committee of the International Conference on Science and Diplomacy. Held in Ouagadougou from November 29 to December 1, 2021.

The African continent has to face many challenges that hinder its development. One of the brakes on the economic development of the continent is undoubtedly the poor development of science. As far as diplomacy is concerned, based on science, it makes it possible to anticipate the challenges of a given area. “When I go out, for example, to California, it hurts to see young students using public satellite data to predict crises like the Arab Spring.


See that we ourselves cannot train young people locally and in Africa to do this while these data are public… This first edition is based on the theme “Science and Diplomacy Alliances: Accelerating Africa’s Transformation through Technological Innovation”. will be placed under

According to the organizing committee, it aims to make Burkina Faso a meeting place to discuss scientific innovations. 500 people are expected to attend this conference. It will include eminent scientists, politicians, diplomatic officials, students and representatives of institutions.

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This platform will allow young entrepreneurs to get financed by professionals. Additionally, students will benefit from study grants and internships with international experts. Topics like Cyber ​​Crime, Artificial Intelligence, Energy Diplomacy, Nuclear Power, Environment and Insecurity will be decrypted.

The organizing committee says that it has placed smaller dishes in larger ones so that the event really affects the lives of the population. The International Conference on Science and Diplomacy is an initiative of the President of Faso, Roch Marc Christian Cabore. Conference activities will be either face-to-face or online.

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