11.02.2018 - UNESCO Office in Cairo

UNESCO Presents the Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN) at the 3rd Forum on STI in Africa, Cairo, Egypt, 10-12 Feb, 2018.

On the morning of 11/02/2018, UNESCO organized a side event on “Evidence based policy making: UNESCO Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instrument (GO-SPIN) during the 3rd Forum on STI in Africa, held in Cairo, Egypt, 10-12 Feb, 2018. More than 40 participants attended the event. The Honorable Ministers responsible for Science and Technology of the Central African Republic, Liberia and Nigeria were among the participants.

Ghaith Fariz, Director of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science for the Arab States opened the session and Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch, Chief or Section on Science Policy and Partnerships at UNESCO Headquarters moderated the high -level panel. Panelists representing the Department of Research, Science and Technology of Botswana, the Observatory for STI in Egypt, as well as the African Union’s African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI), discussed the implementation of GO-SPIN and its impact on National and regional STI systems in Africa. The progress and data requirements were detailed, and National experiences with the instrument in Egypt and Botswana, and the regional experience in Africa highlighted.

The representative of the Egypt STI Observatory announced the interest in completing the process towards a GO-SPIN country profile for his country.  A similar plan was declared by the representatives of other countries including Liberia.

 For information contact

Mr. Ernesto Fernandez Polcuch (e.fernandez-polcuch(at)unesco.org)

Mr. Nazar Hassan




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