was the Keynote Speech that Dr. Kuusisto delivered at United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa meeting.

UNECA’s third Science With Africa conference (SWA-3) and third session of the Committee on Development Information Science and Technology (CODIST 3), took place 12 to 15th of March 2013, in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.

ECA science and technology program aims to develop the capacity of Member States across the Africa to formulate and implement appropriate gender-sensitive science, technology and innovation policies and programs to achieve sustainable socio-economic development. Activities reported include science, technology and innovation (STI) policy formulation, knowledge sharing and networking, business development services, second science with Africa conference, and international cooperation and partnerships, among others