They also met with scientists applying research to develop agricultural innovations for food security and climate adaptation, innovators using technology to improve access to financial services, and others working to improve lives in Niger, Nigeria, and throughout the continent.

Gates and his delegation were also scheduled to meet with national and regional leaders to encourage them to make investments and advance policies that promote innovation and provide equitable opportunities, despite challenging economic conditions.

Similarly, he was expected to participate in a conversation with students and young leaders to gather insights and share perspectives on how science and innovation can accelerate positive change and contribute to a brighter outlook for Africa.

More details to come later…



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