The second stakeholders conference of the Network for the Coordination and Advancement of Sub-Saharan Africa-EU Science and Technology Co-operation between Sub-Saharan Africa and the EU (CAAST. Net), is being held this week in Senegal.
According to the Senegalese daily Le Soleil, Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of Higher Education and Research, who chairs the event, has stressed the importance of technology for developing countries, particularly in Africa. The minister was confident and satisfied with the establishment of the CAAST network. Net, as the network is the evidence "of the changes that structure the skeleton of a scientific and technological cooperation between Europe and Africa."
The Caast.net is a high-level platform for the improvement of international cooperation in areas of mutual interest between Europe and Africa. The program is funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Programme.
Source: Le Soleil