The participants came from African countries, including Benin, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, Togo and Senegal.
The deputy Executive Officer for Research and Cooperation at the National Center for Scientific and Technological Research (CNRST), Dr. Omar Sanogo, addressed the closing ceremony.
The symposium was attended by some 200 people, mainly policymakers, national and sub-regional researchers, and media professionals.
They deliberated through round-table discussions, and there were exchanges with scientific communications, posters and technology exhibitions.
At the end of the meeting, recommendations were made to, among others, “improve the climate prediction mechanism by improving access to climate data at meteorological stations.”
Meanwhile, APA learned Friday from the organizers that the third edition of the SIST) was “put off from 2018 to 2019”,
“The next International Symposium on Science and Technology is scheduled for 2019, as we want to shift it from the National Forum for Scientific Research and Technological Innovation (FRSIT) to be held in 2018,” announced Dr. Sanogo at the closing ceremony.