Scientific innovations in smart sensors, have significant implications for addressing environmental and agri-food challenges as a response to mitigating the effects of climate change. This focus group workshop will pull a diverse pool of experts to delve on a collaborative brain exchange on how smart sensors and data analytics can creatively address key global societal issues, from environmental pollution and mitigation, intelligent water and waste management, precision agriculture, public health and nutrition, food safety, to energy conservation and climate change. In particular, the meeting will focus on how Africa universities, research institutions and private technology companies can be on leading path for homegrown Africa innovation (Ai) on development and development of smart sensors for African agri-food and climate change resilience and development. A convergent initiative for action will result from the discussion in this workshop.
Name of organizing project/institution: MacEwan University- Mugo Sensors Research Group
Organizer: Samuel Mugo - MacEwan University, Canada
Targeted audience: Government policy experts, academics, research officers from research Institutions and private companies interested in technology commercialization