Project for strengthening science and technology policy capacities in the Republic of Congo
Repositioning the National Science System
In 2004, the Congolese government requested UNESCO’s assistance in strengthening national capacities in science and technology to revitalize the science system after all the lost years during the Congolese civil war.
Through its Division of Science Policy and Sustainable Development, UNESCO has accompanied this effort to reform the country’s science system step by step, with the financial support of the Government of Japan. This assistance has turned out to have a strategic impact with longer-term implications for science, in a context where the urgency of considerations linked to reconstruction is of crucial importance.