2018 World Science Day Celebration

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2018 World Science Day Celebration

Science for peace and development: celebrating science as a human right for sustainable togetherness and wellbeing of people

On 9th November 2018, the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Science Day. In Rwanda, this celebration took place at the University of Rwanda – College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM), Busogo campus, in Musanze District.

The event was marked by awarding secondary school students science winners in various science and fair competitions organized by NCST in collaboration with Rwanda Education Board (REB). In total, 24 secondary school students were awarded.

The World Science Day at a glance:

Since 2001, the World Science Day for Peace and Development is celebrated annually on November 10 as recommended at the World Conference on Science that took place in Budapest in 1999.
The World Science Day is aimed at strengthening commitment to attaining the goals of the Declaration on Science and the use of scientific knowledge and the recommendations of the Science Agenda: Framework for Action.

The World Science Day for Peace and Development for the decade 2010-2020 aims at linking science with society. This will be achieved through awakening global citizens towards their responsibilities both as stakeholders in the conservation of the planet, and as custodians of our cultural heritage.

In 2018, the theme adopted for the World Science Day for Peace and Development is “Science, a Human Right”. This is in line with celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (art. 27), and of the Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers.

The Ministry of Education, in partnership with the National Commission for UNESCO (CNRU) and the National Council for Science and Technology (NCST) organized the celebration of the World Science Day in Musanze District, at the University of Rwanda-College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Busogo campus.

The event was marked by public talks, exhibitions and presentations on Science as a human right, with a special emphasis on the benefits of scientific progress and its applications towards the wellbeing of the society. The event was also marked by awarding 24 secondary school students that won the respective science and fair competitions from district to national levels.

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