Co-operation and regional integration in S&T policy governance
Co-operation with the African Union/New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD):
UNESCO is contributing to Africa’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action within its African STI Policy Initiative (2008-2013) involving: an assessment of the status of S&T policy formulation in Africa; 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.
South-South Co-operation in STI Policy:
UNESCO promotes South-South co-operation and knowledge-sharing on science-based economic development policies.
- The International Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation for South–South Co-operation established in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in 2008 under the auspices of UNESCO organizes international training workshops on topics that include industry needs and R&D management;
- The Consortium for Science, Technology and Innovation for the South (COSTIS) was launched at the G77 ministerial round table during the World Science Forum in 2009.