Creation of pilot science park in Africa
UNESCO launched a pilot project in 2008 for the development of a science park in an African country. Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, is to host this science park, which will serve as a case study for establishing ‘technopolises’ across Africa. The project will develop a body of good practices and guidelines which will then be disseminated widely to national governments.
This pilot science park will contribute to the programme for the Development of Science & Technology Parks identified for immediate cooperation between the African Union, NEPAD and the UN S&T Cluster in Support of the AU. UNIDO is the lead agency for this programme, which will involve close cooperation with UNECA, UNCTAD and UNESCO.
The UNESCO pilot project for a science park in Africa is being implemented in cooperation with the World Technopolis Association and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
For details, contact the project coordinator.
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