Each year, the World Economic Forum selects 40 outstanding young scientists from around the world to participate alongside global business and political leaders in the Annual Meeting of the New Champions.Over 1,700 participants from 90 countries took part in the World Economic Forum’s ninth Annual Meeting of the New Champions. This year, it was held in Dalian, China from September 9th to 11th.
The scientists were selected from many disciplines and provide the latest trends and developments in their area of science. They were chosen for their contributions to advance the frontiers of science, engineering or technology in the areas of high societal impact. Young scientists engaged with business and political leaders at the meeting to give their scientific perspective and deliver research trends.
In Dalian, the NEF was represented by NEF Chair Mr. Zomahoun and NEF Fellows Dr Tolu Oni, Dr Komminist Weldemariam, Dr Jackson Marakalala and Dr Noble Banadda who were honoured among the 2015 Young Scientists Community. The NEF Fellows, in their report of the meeting, agreed on the need for more African voices at conferences that discuss Africa’s and the world’s future.