he NEF Global Gathering 2018 will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 26-28 March 2018 under the patronage of H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda.
NEF Global Gatherings are a unique international science forum with a strong focus on Africa. Over 50% of participants are under 42 years of age and at least 40% are women. The inaugural NEF Global Gathering 2016 had 1,258 participants from 79 countries. Over 60% were under 42 years of age and close to 40% were women.
The NEF Global Gathering 2018 program is cross-cutting and multidisciplinary. It plans to unpack the underlying theme ‘Connecting Science to Humanity’ with four sub-themes: Connectivity, Ubiquity and Mobility; Climate, Energy, Food and Growth; Precision Health; and, Building Africa’s Scientific Capacity.