Africa joins rest of the world to March for Science – Alliance for Science

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A number of science groups in Africa will’join the rest of the world for Saturday’s global March for Science, with poverty eradication on the continent and food security dominating the agenda.

More than 150 marches are planned in cities across the world, with people mobilizing for science town halls, rallies, outreach events and marches to send a message that science advocates are a force for a good future. Supporters in’Ghana, Nigeria, Malawi and Uganda will be among them.

In Ghana, a 45-minute walk will be held on the streets of Tamale, the main city in the northern part of the country. The march will focus on the role that science can play in helping the nation meet Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2 and 3. These three goals aim to end poverty in all its forms, improve nutrition and food security, and push for urgent steps to combat climate change and its impact. The Ghana March for Science 2019 will follow the theme ‘Science ‘ Our past, our present and our future’ to emphasize the importance of science in national development.


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Scientists and other science-loving individuals will on Saturday hold a ‘March for Science’ to push for increased investment in science and technology to accelerate national development.

The 30-minute walk in Tamale will demand that government increases investments in science and technology to at least 5% of GDP from the current 0.5%.

Organisers of the march, Alliance for Science Ghana in a statement signed by an executive member of the organization Reuben Quainoo said,’Scientists from the University of Development Studies, Savannah Agricultural Research Institute and other science-focused institutions, as well as students, farmers and well-meaning Ghanaians will be converging for the event.’

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