The fourth Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) forum took place in Nairobi. The forum was focused on building and strengthtening the capacity for scientific and technical skills in Africa. HTTP://WWW.WORLDBANK.ORG/EN/PROGRAMS/PASET . The challenges of science and technology in Africa is highlighted by research which shows that programs remain too expensive in most regions making it hard for parents, institutions and governments to invest in facilities, infrastructure and equipment essential for learning and growth.
The forum brought together representatives from government, and private sector as well as development partners who have been investing in Africa to maximise investments in key sectors. GEARBOX who is at the center stage of creating an environment that fosters technological innovation actively participated in the forum by showcasing some of the locally manufactured machines and skills of creators, makers and engineers in the Country.