Creation of the African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation

At the meeting of the mixed African Union (AU)-UNESCO Commission on 9-12 March 2009, the AU requested assistance from UNESCO in establishing an African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). This followed the AU’s endorsement of Equatorial Guinea’s offer to host the future observatory in January 2009, at the Twelfth AU Summit in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). Subsequently, UNESCO will undertake a feasibility study on the establishment and operation of the observatory in Equatorial Guinea.

Expected results

    • Feasibility study completed on the establishment and operation of an African STI Observatory.

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UNESCO’s contribution to other priorities of the African Union in STI policy:

Launch of the African Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Initiative
Assessment of the status of science and Technology policy formulation
Development and adoption of African Common STI Indicators
Creation of a pilot science park

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