The forum will focus on identifying viable policy options and mechanisms for transferring knowledge into solutions that synergistically address the global challenges of health, climate change and food and nutrition security.
Specific aims of the forum include:
- promoting a common understanding of the role of knowledge in societal and economic development;
- identifying good practice examples of knowledge transfer within and between Africa and the EU;
- analysing success factors, obstacles and barriers to research and innovation uptake; and,
- developing action scenarios for stakeholders in policy, research and business.
Seventy-five key representatives from both public and private sectors, including civil society organisations and the media, have been invited to contribute experiences and ideas.