<div dir="ltr">Hear Ameenah Gurib-Fakim explain how a PhD fund will build pan-African science expertise in critical sectors.<br><br>Africa‚Äôs 54 countries have wildly differing economic outlooks and research landscapes. But across the board, they suffer from a shortage of local scientific skills needed to improve access to water, energy, nutritious food and reliable health systems, says Mauritian President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim in this audio interview.<div><br><a href="https://soundcloud.com/scidev-net/link-african-labs-to-industry-says-mauritian-president">https://soundcloud.com/scidev-net/link-african-labs-to-industry-says-mauritian-president</a></div></div>