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Africa: Science

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL8588, tabled on 19 June 2023

To ask His Majesty's Government whether they intend to be represented at the Association of African Universities biennial Conference of Rectors and Vice-Chancellors in Windhoek, Namibia, for the launch of the Charter Initiative to promote equitable partnerships for scientific research between African and British scientific institutions.

Answered on

4 July 2023

The Government is committed to strengthening UK-Africa equitable science and tech partnerships to deliver our mutual objectives and address global challenges. We work with leading African research networks and initiatives to drive this agenda forward, including the African Research Universities Alliance, the Science for Africa Foundation, and the African Science Granting Councils Initiative. Our dedicated science and tech teams on the continent are on hand to engage with all relevant stakeholders in pursuit of this common goal and will be exploring how we can work more closely with the Association of African Universities.