13.05.2013 - UNESCO Office in Amman

Supporting Jordan in the development of its national strategy for science, technology and innovation (2013 – 2017)


Following three years of support in the development of Jordan’s 2013-2017 national policy and strategy for science, technology and innovation (STI), the Higher Council of Science and Technology (HCST) launched the strategy in conjunction with UNESCO on the 13th of May 2013 under the patronage of his Excellency Dr. Khaled Elshuraydeh, Secretary General of HCST

In attendance were more than 130 participants from other relevant ministries.

Jordan was one of 18 countries worldwide assisted by UNESCO in formulating their STI policies, strategies and plans, as well as in the reform of their science systems through the provision of guidelines, methodologies, technical advice on formulation, implementation and monitoring, and through a review of policies and plans concerning national STI activities.

Funded by the Japanese Fund in Trust, the UNESCO Amman Office has been supporting the Government of Jordan over the last three years to develop a medium-term, needs-and-results-based Master Plan for 2013-2017 in STI. The Plan is to serve as a guide for the Government, businesses and public organizations to join in the effort to develop the STI sector in Jordan.

Recognizing the importance of STI as a key driver in national economic development, the project also provided training on policy formulation, monitoring and evaluation tools and science and technology statistics in cooperation with the UNESCO Institute of Statistics in Montreal.

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