In this session we explore how the multiple facets of astronomy can be used as a tool for sustainable development.

Modern astronomy tests the limits of our human ingenuity when it comes to developing the tools and methods with which to understand the universe and its contents. Yet, we also develop connections with astronomy through our cultures, our ideas on philosophy and our appreciation of the beauty and elegance of the night sky. In this way, astronomy can form a powerful nexus between curiosity-driven science and socioeconomic development.

This session will journey from the global context towards a focus on Africa, discussing the societal impact of science in general and then astronomy in particular, highlighting key opportunities for the African continent in particular.

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