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The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) team led by NEF Chair Thierry Zomahoun, presented at the First Ordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Education, Science and Technology (STC-EST) from the 27th to 30th October 2015 at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa.

AU Ministers responsible for Education, Science and Technology, and their relevant senior officials, Regional Economic Communities, as well as development partners, convened for the meeting. The joint STC-EST meeting which is on the theme Linking Education to Research and Innovation, will take stock of the progress the continent is making in education, science and technology, and deliberate on how to better contribute towards attaining the AU Agenda 2063.

The STC-EST session will also consider existing strategies and policies in Education, Science and Technology, namely the Science and Education Strategy for Africa (STISA 2016-2025) and the new Continental Strategy for TVET, in order to make recommendations on how African countries will organize themselves to contribute to and benefit from the AU Agenda 2063.

In June, the African Union Commission and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) signed an MoU that supports NEF Initiatives.