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What would you like to see come out of the 2007 AU summit?
Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)

New AU summit discussion group & news focus

SciDev.Net wants to ensure your views as African scientists, policymakers, science communicators, research funders and investors are heard. What do you feel African leaders need to focus on and what would you like to come out of the 2007 African Union summit?

We've created an email discussion group for you to air your views. To find out more visit:

SciDev.Net's special AU Summit site will bring together coverage in the run up to the summit, which will look at the role of science, technology and innovation in the continent's development. The site will feature relevant news, key documents and links.

What is the right vehicle to promote science in Africa? Do scientists feel their needs are being addressed? Do African politicians understand the role that science and technology plays in development? What are Africa's research priorities?

Join SciDev.Net's discussion group to debate the topics that the summit will discuss and highlight any that have been missed.

To join the group visit:

Onesmo ole-MoiYoi, director of research and partnerships at the International Center of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) in Nairobi, Kenya opens the discussion by highlighting why efforts to use science to drive Africa's development have failed. "Africa's development problems have potential generic solutions," he writes.

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