GEARBOX AT THE FOURTH PASET FORUM

The fourth Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) Forum took place in Nairobi at Safari Park Hotel between the 5th and 7th April 2017. The focus was to build and strengthen the capacity for scientific and technical skills in Africa. http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/paset   Research shows that Science and Technology programs are expensive in most African countries and this makes it harder for parents, universities and governments to invest in the facilities, e.g. the infrastructure, the equipment and the human capital that is needed to teach science and technology.

The fourth Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) Forum took place in Nairobi at Safari Park Hotel between the 5th and 7th April 2017. The focus was to build and strengthen the capacity for scientific and technical skills in Africa. http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/paset

 

Research shows that Science and Technology programs are expensive in most African countries and this makes it harder for parents, universities and governments to invest in the facilities, e.g. the infrastructure, the equipment and the human capital that is needed to teach science and technology.

The PASET Forum brought together government representatives, the private sector as well as partners who have been investing heavily in Africa in order to maximize investments in key sectors while increasing the capacity of universities and research centers to generate knowledge that is relevant to Africa’s engineering and technological development. Since Gearbox is creating an environment that fosters technological innovation, we actively participated in the event through the exhibition of our mechanical and electrical machines. At our stand, we showcased our plasma cutter, a 3D printer, the Pick and Place machine for making PCBs and a laser cutting machine. We had the pleasure of explaining our machines and their functions to many people who were present, among them the Kenyan Deputy President, William Ruto, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i and the Rwandan Minister of Education, Dr. Musafiri Papias Malimba.

The PASET Forum brought together government representatives, the private sector as well as partners who have been investing heavily in Africa in order to maximize investments in key sectors while increasing the capacity of universities and research centers to generate knowledge that is relevant to Africa’s engineering and technological development.

Since Gearbox is creating an environment that fosters technological innovation, we actively participated in the event through the exhibition of our mechanical and electrical machines. At our stand, we showcased our plasma cutter, a 3D printer, the Pick and Place machine for making PCBs and a laser cutting machine. We had the pleasure of explaining our machines and their functions to many people who were present, among them the Kenyan Deputy President, William Ruto, the Kenyan Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Fred Matiang’i and the Rwandan Minister of Education, Dr. Musafiri Papias Malimba.