Africa, simply put, is where global attention must be focused if we are to make progress in meeting the MDGs.\n The program includes research collaboration activities with Brazilian institutions. * China's Development Fund for Africa, approved in 2006, will provide $5 billion over the next five years to assist African countries to achieve the MDGs through cooperation with China. * The joint Brazil, India, and Senegal Biofuels project in Senegal will seek to transfer Brazil and India's expertise in the development of biofuels to one of Africa's most scientifically proficient nations. * And the India, Brazil and South Africa tripartite initiative has recently agreed to launch a joint S&T program that will provide funds for joint problem-solving projects focusing on developing products with commercial value. [...] for us to seize this moment, we need to develop and implement an action agenda designed to sustain and expand international cooperation in ST&I. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, when issuing its policy summary in February 2007, proclaimed that we had reached a "tipping point" in our understanding of climate change.
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