5th Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament

10 December 2018, 11:30

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ASSAf was invited to attend the 5th Ordinary Session of the Pan African Parliament (PAP) in Kigali, Rwanda. The session was held from 22 to 26 October. The Academy was again invited to make a presentation to the Committee on Education and to participate as an observer of the debates of the Parliament to determine if they are relevant to science advice and whether and how the academy can make input in the future. It was agreed with the Committee on Education that the MoU between PAP and ASSAf will be signed in March 2019 in South Africa. From then, other joint activities will be identified and undertaken. Four South African Members of Parliament who are part of the PAP were present; they are Hons Mandla Mandela, Thokozile Didiza, Santosh Vinita Kalyan and Julius Malema.