8:30-10:00 Welcome of participants | 10:00-10:35 Welcome speeches | 10:55-12:20 The role of basic sciences in decision making | 14:30-14:55 Strengthening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in Africa to achieve SDG 4 (Quality education) | 14:55-15:45 The role of basic sciences in developing societies | 16:00-17:00 Basic sciences to face the challenges of sustainable development | 17:00-17:25 Basic sciences around the Globe | 17:25-17:35 Conclusions

8 July 2022 Opening Ceremony Program   08:30 – 10:00 Check-in 10:00 – 10:35 Welcome speeches   Moderator: Ms Shamila Nair-Bedouelle, Assistant Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO   Mr Antonio Guterres, Secretary General, United Nations (video)   Ms Audrey Azoulay, Director General, UNESCO   H.E Iris Xiomara Castro Sarmiento, President of the Republic of Honduras…