03.03.2011 -

Good governance key to development of STI in Arab world, says co-author of UNESCO report

2 March 2011 - In an interview with the magazine Nature, Moneef Zou’bi stresses the importance of good governance if science, technology and innovation are to flourish in the Arab world. Head of the Islamic World Academy of Sciences, Dr Zou’bi observes that ‘We have always called on Arab and Muslim-majority states to try to introduce the appropriate environment for innovation and science and technology, including human rights and democracy.’ He goes on to say that ‘the chapter on Arab states in the UNESCO Science Report 2010 published last November by UNESCO which I co-authored, also contains strong messages along these lines.

Read the interview in Nature

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