TIDES host African meet-up group

 

Following the STAR-TIDES African meet-up event on March 20th, attendees were asked to provide feedback on important issues and technologies that they would like to see the African Initiative group focus on.  Some of the important issues that the attendees highlighted include; renewable energy, infrastructure improvements, peacekeeping missions, sustainable farming methods, health education, communication security, and creating employment opportunities for the African people. When asked what type of low cost sustainable technologies could be used by partner militaries in Africa, the attendees mentioned;  solar energy, water purification, telecommunication equipment, information sharing systems, sanitation technology, language translation devices, and  power generators.  Attendees also overwhelmingly agreed that a catalog of sustainable technologies would be very helpful, especially if it was available online and routinely updated. Overall, the event was a great success and stimulated constructive dialogue and conversation. Thank you to everyone that participated!

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