On August 6 2021 a webinar was jointly organized by The Ethiopian Academy of Sciences and
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters’ committee on climate, environment and
resource-utilization discussing the new initiative of The African Research Universities Alliance
(ARUA) and The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities (The Guild) calling upon the
African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) to support Africa’s universities to address the
current global challenges, which must be met with economic investments far beyond existing
collaborative efforts. Four areas are prioritized: (1) Public Health; (2) Digitalization; (3) Climate
Change; and (4) Good Governance. All participants in the webinar applauded the joint ARUA
and The Guild initiative, but also emphasized the need to expand the priority list to also include
a fifth topic, namely biodiversity.
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