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Frontier Science

Frontier scientific work will soon eclipse extractive resources as top export in Africa.

Africa’s rapid economic expansion has largely been driven by its untapped potential – both tangible and intangible. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) knows the continent’s growing youth demographic and frontier scientific work will soon eclipse extractive resources as its top export.

From advances in sequencing the human genome to cryptography for secure communications across all networked systems frontier science has radically transformed lives, societies and power dynamics. For Africa to be an influential member of the global economic community and develop itself through scientific capital, NEF is partnering with leaders to advance the policies and regulatory framework, and together with the right strategic partners invest in the scientific infrastructure, cutting-edge research and scientists to make this happen.