Zimbabwe Minister for Science and Technology visits ICGEB Cape Town
The Ministerial Delegation, headed by Hon. Prof. Henri Dzinotyiweyi visits the Component of ICGEB Cape Town on 16 March 2012.
In a welcome address Prof. Parker, ICGEB Cape Town Director, presented an overview of the activities and the funding instruments of the ICGEB, outlining the benefits to Member countries. He also presented the research activities, student enrolment, personnel, publication track record, education and training activities at the Cape Town Component. Zimbabwe is not yet a member of the ICGEB and the visit was hailed as an opportunity to advise the Minister on the membership benefits.
Minister Dzinotyiweyi, a mathematician and former Dean of Science at the University of Zimbabwe was visibly impressed with the high standard of research, equipment and the rich diversity of the students at the Component. He has undertaken to kick start the process of Zimbabwe’s membership to the ICGEB upon his return to Zimbabwe.
Ministerial delegations from United Republic of Tanzania, Angola and the NEPAD are scheduled to visit the ICGEB Cape Town Component in the next few weeks.