Science minister roots for technology at UN meet

Olive Eyotaru writes in the observer that, strengthening the science and technology ecosystem is essential for solving pressing societal challenges, like limited access to quality health services, hunger and malnutrition, poverty, climate change effects and limited access to safe water. Minister Elioda Tumwesigye who heads Uganda’s science and technology docket, recently in Brussels, Belgium said that, Science, technology and innovation could be the magic bullet for countries to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These solutions should be feasible, acceptable and affordable from an economic and social point of view. In the long run, he opined, this infrastructure will support technological discussions at the UN and other international policy fora as they relate to SDGs, climate goals and means of implementation of multi-lateral environmental agreements. Read more