The Bahir Dar Declaration
We the participants of the 2013 International Conference on Science and Technology towards the Development of East Africa, after deliberating for one and half day on issues on various technological issues have declare that
1. The creation of a forum on green energy is vital to contribute to the energy development strategy of our nation. Participants agree that such a forum will initiate important discourses on capacity building, research and policy advices.
2. While capacity building in the engineering fields dates back to the 1960’s our country is still lagging behind in terms of developing, adapting and owning the technologies. This suggests a professional re-orientation and as such a national workshop is needed to audit our past performance and to deliberate on the matter so as to prepare the road map for the development of national technological capability.
3. The need for standardizing indigenous product and environmental labeling has got wider recognition. Being a center for technology the iOT at Bahir Dar University should work on creating awareness on issues of standardizing indigenous product and environmental labeling