Join our debate on Sustainability Science!

The Research and Innovation programme of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States is holding a debate on Sustainability Science on 14 June 2022. The debate will focus on how to optimise the impact of Science,Technology and Innovation (STI)  in its member countries and make it an accelerator for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The world has embarked on a decisive decade for the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), aimed at making progress on human development within planetary boundaries. The window to secure a livable future for all is narrowing, and despite the urgency of the SDGs, the world is off-track to meet them.

Science can play a crucial role in accelerating the implementation of the SDGs, by providing evidence for decision-making, creating actionable knowledge, filling in data gaps and finding innovative solutions to interconnected and complex global challenges (climate change, pandemics, biodiversity loss, inequalities, etc.).

But this requires a radical change in the way science is conducted, harnessed, assessed, and funded…

Three speakers will be discussing various aspects of Sustainability Science (benefits, challenges, concrete solutions and good practices) and answer questions from online participants.

  • Connie Nshemereirwe, Director of the Africa Science Leadership Programme and part of the Technical Advisory Group supporting the Global Commission on Science Missions for Sustainability.
  • Thandi Mgwebi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela University, housing a Sustainability Research Unit, and positioning as a sustainability science key role player in Africa.
  • Chibunna Ogbonna is a young social innovator, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Kiru Energy Limited, a Nigerian-based renewable energy startup.


This event will be simultaneously translated into French and English.

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