Minister Monica Musenero careworn that science, expertise and innovation are key to the nation’s transformation agenda.
She stated it was inconceivable to separate the fields of science, expertise and innovation from nationwide financial growth and that robust economies have been realigning their priorities to adapt to an ever-changing panorama.
“Uganda can not afford to stay a passive observer whereas world initiatives, primarily led by our counterparts within the areas of scientific transformation, form the long run that may decide our survival,” Musenero stated.
The minister referred to as on Ugandans to grab new alternatives and align themselves with world developments.
She made the remarks on the headquarters of the Science, Know-how and Innovation Secretariat in Ntinda, a suburb of Kampala, throughout the press launch of the 2023 Nationwide Science Week scheduled for November 6-11 this 12 months. 12 months, on the Kololo ceremonial floor.
This 12 months’s Nationwide Science Week 2023 is anchored on the theme “Uganda Tusimbudde: Our scientific journey in direction of socio-economic transformation”.
The minister stated that on the occasion, members from all walks of life can be supplied a sensible understanding of the outstanding progress Uganda has made within the areas of science, expertise and innovation.
“We hope that Ugandans will perceive the profound impression these areas can have on our financial transformation because the Pearl of Africa. “Uganda Tusimbudde: Science-led” highlights the central position of innovation, transcending all sectors, in particular person and nationwide progress,” Musenero stated.
Thematic areas that might be explored and offered on the occasion embody pathogen economics, which focuses on pathogens and their manipulation for human well being, together with drug and vaccine growth.
A pathogen is outlined as an organism that causes illness in its host, with the severity of illness signs known as virulence.
Exhibitors will showcase mobility centered round automotive product manufacturing, with Kiira Motors main the way in which in offering mobility options within the area, an import substitution geared toward enhancing the competitiveness of domestically manufactured merchandise.
Exhibitors may also showcase infrastructure improvements focusing on breakthroughs in vitality, railways, roads, airports, nanotechnology, minerals, supplies, ITS communications and expertise. industrial manufacturing, amongst others.
The occasion will start with panel discussions specializing in nationwide improvements in journalism and media. President Yoweri Museveni is predicted to formally launch Science Week 2023 on the second day, November 7, 2023.
On the third day, November 8, 2023, tutorial establishments throughout the nation might be invited to guide their college students to be impressed on the trail of creating scientific improvements. Roundtable discussions may also happen, highlighting the pressing want to coach younger scientists.
On the fourth day, senior leaders from personal organizations, authorities parastatals, Parliament and all legislators will talk about coverage and synergies in science-based progress.
The Investor Engagement Day will happen on the fifth day, November 10, 2023, and can embody a sequence of discussions with buyers geared toward making Uganda the main funding vacation spot, the place returns are assured, particularly within the fields of science, expertise and innovation. .
The final day of Nationwide Science Week 2023 might be reserved for Household Day, which might be devoted to households, each conventional and fashionable, to discover the wonders of Ugandan improvements.
The minister stated guiding innovation on the household stage is essential to nurturing future innovators. Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja will shut the occasions.