Research Charter to Catalyse Agenda 2063
By, Temitope Mustapha, Windhoek.
The newly launched Africa Charter For Transformation Research Collaboration will catalyse Africa’s attainment of Agenda 2063, which is tagged, Africa We Want.
The Charter will also in the next few years reposition Africa as a major player in science and technology development.
These were made known in Windhoek by Prof. Emeritus, Peter Okebukola, the President of the Global University Network For Innovation, GUNI-Africa.
According to him, “this charter in the shortest possible time will let us in Africa be major players in science and technology development that will impact on our development and also the global development”
“This research partnership will help to catalyse Africa’s attainment of Agenda 2063″
Prof. Okebukola who signed on behalf of the Global University Network for Innovation, GUNI-Africa, confirmed that Africa is not doing badly in the area of research.
He added that Nigeria within Africa is making visible efforts to rewrite narration in research.
The President of GUNI Africa acknowledged that South Africa and Egypt have been consistently in the lead for a multiplicity of research.
“I signed the charter on behalf of GUNI AFRICA, an organization set up in the year 2000 by UNESCO to promote research and innovation in the 55 African countries”
“I am happy to confirm that Africa is not doing so badly in the area of research, we know that South Africa and Egypt are always in the lead for multiplicity of research. Also, Nigeria within Africa is doing quite well”
“This charter is to ensure that we have collaboration with the global north and global south, we are partnering with them because the global north scientific literature and all manner of research, they are doing a lot better than Africa in research”
“So you see this partnership connotes that we develop a research agenda that will be beneficial for the two of us” he added.
Okebukola emphasised that the partnership charter between Africa and the rest of the world connotes that Africa can now authoritatively develop a research agenda that will be beneficial for the two parties.