Thursday, July 28, 2016

U.S. Science Envoy Travels to Africa

Office of the Spokesperson
Department of State
Washington, DC
July 25, 2016

Dr. Jane Lubchenco completed a week-long trip to South Africa, and traveled to Mauritius on July 22. She will host a roundtable discussion there, July 25-26, which will bring together representatives from African academies of science to discuss how ocean science can be integrated into policy. Dr. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, the President of Mauritius, will attend the opening of the roundtable and will give keynote remarks. Next, Dr. Lubchenco will travel to the Seychelles, July 28-30, to meet with government officials to discuss ocean, fishing, and other marine conservation issues.

U.S. Science Envoys are leaders in academia, Nobel Prize winners, and distinguished authors, and serve as U.S. government advisors. These eminent U.S. scientists and engineers leverage their expertise and networks to forge connections and identify opportunities for sustained international cooperation.

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