19.11.2012 - UNESCO

Now available in French: the chapter on Africa in the UNESCO Science Report 2010

The chapter on sub-Saharan Africa in the UNESCO Science Report 2010 has just been translated into French and printed in booklet form by the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS), in collaboration with UNESCO.

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The report monitors the status of science around the world every five years. This latest edition observes that

  • ‘African countries have begun to recognize that, without investment in science and technology (S&T),
  • the continent will stay on the periphery of the global knowledge economy.  Some countries are taking steps to establish a national innovation system ,in an approach generally borrowed
  • from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).’ The level of investment in S&T nevertheless remains low in most African countries.

Background and full UNESCO Science Report 2010 in English: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/science-technology/prospective-studies/unesco-science-report/unesco-science-report-2010

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