With the Planet Earth Institute’s Science Africa UnConference just a week away, new additions continue to join the programme. An exciting collection of academics, business representatives and a cluster of NGO organisations grace the conference programme.
The most recent partner to join the programme is the prestigious British Council, which will run a workshop on its new £45 million project, Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education Innovation and Reform (SPHEIR). The British Council is responsible for promoting healthy relations between the UK and the rest of the world. The Council funds a variety of cultural events, projects and language programmes in countries around the world.
The SPHEIR programme will focus on improving educational systems in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The Council hopes to make education in these regions better suited to the needs of the job market, thus giving graduates a greater chance of gaining meaningful employment and improving the regions economic prosperity.
The British Council joins the conference partners forum alongside organisations such as IMB, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE), United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) and Banco Valor, the Angolan bank where Alvaro Sobrinho is Executive Chairman.
On top of these well-known, high-profile organisations, speakers from the UK Department For International Development (DFID), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the African Academy of Sciences will take to the stage to give their expert opinion during the conference.
Tickets are still available and can be obtain, free of charge, from the website of the Planet Earth Institute. The conference will take place next Wednesday, September 14th, at the Kensington Town Hall in London. Places are going fast, so book your tickets today to avoid disappointment.