STEM and Science Policy

Dr. Peggy Oti-Boateng, UNESCO Senior Program Specialist reflects on UNESCO’s work and commitment in STI for sustainable development in the region during the International Workshop on Open Data for Science and Sustainability held at UN Office in Nairobi © Masakazu Shibata/UNESCO

UNESCO’ Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi hosts the African Network of Scientific and Institutional Institutions (ANSTI) promoting the integration of science, technology and innovation (STI) into the broader framework of national development policies. Within the framework of Co-operation with the African Union/New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action within its African STI Policy Initiative, UNESCO has been providing technical advice and support for national STI policy reviews; development of common African STI indicators; creation of an African STI Observatory and; the launch of a pilot science park in Africa for 21 Sub-Saharan African countries from 2011 to 2014.


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