Posted by: africanpressorganization | 12 November 2012

FIFTH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (AMCOST V) 12th to 15th NOVEMBER 2012, BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO


 

 

FIFTH ORDINARY SESSION OF THE AFRICAN MINISTERIAL CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (AMCOST V) 12th to 15th NOVEMBER 2012, BRAZZAVILLE, CONGO

 

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, November 12, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ INVITATION TO REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

 

 

WHEN: 12th to 15th November 2012

 

The Conference will hold in two phases:

Senior Official/Experts Session- 12th to 13th November 2012

Ministerial Session- 14-15 November 2012

 

WHERE: The Conference will be held at Palais des Congrès, along Alfred Raoul Avenue, just opposite to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

WHO: Organized by the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST) of the African Union Commission (AUC)

 

WHY: The meeting will discuss among other issues the strategies and reports on the implementation of Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA), implementation of the African Union Summit and AMCOST Decisions.

 

 

PARTICIPANTS:

The participants of the AMCOSTV will include: Ministers in charge of Science and Technology and their Senior Technical Officials or Experts.

BACKGROUND:

The African Ministerial Conference on Science and Technology (AMCOST) is a Specialized Technical Committee of the African Union. It promotes pan-African activities, including the development of common Science, Technology and Innovation policies and programmes in Africa.

The AMCOST is composed of Ministers in charge of Science and Technology and their Senior Technical Officials or Experts. It has a Ministerial Bureau composed of five Countries selected from the five regions of Africa. The Bureau is supported by the steering committee which serves which plays an advisory role on all issues arising while providing a strong linkage between the any working groups and the Bureau.

Ordinary meetings of the AMCOST are held once every two years, with the provision for extra ordinary meetings when it is necessary. In accordance with the established African Union practice, the host of the Ordinary Ministerial Conference automatically becomes the chair. AMCOST Meetings are held according to the African Union Executive Council Rules of Procedure.

 

SOURCE 

African Union Commission (AUC)


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