The Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, is in Jordan to attend the 8th World Science Forum (WSF2017) from 7 to 11 November 2017.

 

The World Science Forum is a biennial gathering that brings together a group of the world's most eminent scientists, political leaders, decision makers, research and development investors and civil society opinion leaders from over 100 countries.

 

Initiated in 1999 by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the WSF is organised jointly by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, the international Council for Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the World Academy of Sciences, the European Academies Science Advisory Council, the InterAcademy Partnership, and the Royal Scientific Society of Jordan. 

 

Organised under the theme "Science for Peace", WSF2017 will examine how science and science policy can improve lives, protect the planet and build a durable and secure future for all people.

 

Minister Pandor has been invited to speak at the first plenary session, at which the opportunities and challenges of applying "science for peace" will be explored, particularly in relation to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  The emphasis will be on Sustainable Development Goal 16, which is to promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies. 

 

The Minister will speak as follows:

Time:      11:30

Date:       7 November 2017

Venue:   King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre

 

Issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

 

Enquiries:

Lunga Ngqengelele

MLO

082 566 0446