Grand Challenges Annual Meeting: PM Modi to make keynote address tomorrow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make the keynote address at the inaugural function of Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2020, on October 19 at 7: 30 PM through video conferencing.
“The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, for the last 15 years, has fostered international innovation collaborations to address the biggest challenges in health and development,” said the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting will be held virtually from October 19-21.
The PMO added, “It will bring together policymakers and scientific leaders, calling for deepened scientific collaborations in solving global health problems, with great emphasis on COVID-19 with an “India for the World” framing.”
The meeting is going to see the conglomeration of eminent scientists and researchers from across the globe. They would be discussing issues like Sustainable Development Goals in the post-pandemic world and challenges faced in managing COVID-19.
The Grand Challenges Annual Meeting is going to be a three-day affair which will feature leaders talks, panel discussions and virtual informal conversations on topics like scientific interventions for fighting the pandemic and accelerating development effort in implementation of global solutions to combat the pandemic and prevent a new one.
The Annual meeting is going to witness the participation of about 1600 people from 40 countries and will be co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, the Indian Council of Medical Research and NITI Aayog, along with the Grand Challenges Canada, the United States Agency for International Development and Wellcome.
The opening remarks will come from Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Science and Technology and Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan. While the plenary framing conversation will be made by Bill Gates, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Notably, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation together set up the Grand Challenges India in the year 2012. Later, Wellcome joined the partnership.
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