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  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Initiative (2009) EN - FR

The African Union (AU) Heads of State and Governments requested UNESCO’s assistance in the implementation of the Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA) for science and technology in Africa (2008-2013). In response to this request, UNESCO and other UN agencies, members of the UN S&T Cluster, are planing major initativesThe present document focuses on past and current initiatives undertaken by UNESCO, Division for Science Policy and Capacity-Building (SC/PCB), in close cooperation with the Africa Department and the Bureau of Strategic Planning (BSP), in support of the implementation of the CPA on capacity-building in science policy, improving policy conditions and building mechanisms for innovation.


The S&T Vision "To sustain a prosperous and progressive economy and society through intelligent use of science and technology assets by enlightened citizens, government and corporations".

The S&T Mission "To ensure that every healthy Mosotho is mentally and physically equipped and motivated to fully engage science and technology to drive a competitive livelihood, and to sustain a decent of life".


La mise en forme du projetL’idée d’une Cité des Sciences à Tanger a germé en 2001. Il s’agit d’un enjeu d’ordre multiple : scientifique, économique, technologie, sociétal, et entrepreneurial. La Cité des Sciences sera un espace vivant, interactif dans lequel le visiteur, enfant jeune ou adulte, citoyen résident ou de passage, évoluera à son rythme, plutôt en acteur qu’en spectateur, aidé dans sa visite par un réseau d’animateurs scientifiques confirmés. Elle prévoit, aussi, de mettre la science selon une présentation thématique préviligiant le découpage en grands récits transversaux qui permet au visiteur d’appréhender les phénomènes naturels dans leur globalité, choix qui est à même d’aider le citoyen à saisir les notions d’échelles de temps et d’espace pour mieux comprendre le monde naturel et culturel dans lequel il vit et évolue. Ce rapport a été établi suite à une étude de terrain effectué par deux experts de l’UNESCO : Monsieur le Professeur Tahar GALLALI et Monsieur Walter STAVELOZ, sous la supervision de la Division des politiques scientifiques et du développement durable.


At the request of the President of Nigeria, UNESCO has developed a Special Plan of Cooperation with Nigeria to assist the country in the development process as the structures and practices of democratic government are re-introduced into the country. The Science Component of the Plan is a programme focussed on building capacities for the reform and governance of the Nigerian science and innovation system so as to increase its effectiveness in contributing to the attainment of the important macro-economic objectives, such as employment creation, diversification of the economy, promotion of non-oil exports and the protection of the environment.


National reviews of science, technology, and innovation are designed to help chart a course that encourages systems of scientific enquiry and broadens the engagement of scientific evidence in the policymaking process. The methods used for these reviews have varied between countries and among the agencies involved. To learn from past experiences, a blend of 60 representatives from 12 developing countries and international organizations discussed the impacts of previous science and technology reviews, studied how ongoing national assessments had been designed and were being implemented, and collective had been designed and were being implemented, and collectively deliberated on how future reviews might be enhanced. The organisations represented at the workshop included the World Bank, Sida, UNCTAD, OECD, and the Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD).

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