SADC Regional Workshop on STI Policy Review

Countries from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met in Gaborone (Botswana) from 22 to 26 September 2008 to enable those which have already reviewed their science, technology and innovation (STI) policy – either with UNESCO or independently – to exchange ideas and best practices with countries undergoing a review. The five-day meeting was organized by UNESCO’s Division of Science Policy and Capacity-Building together with the UNESCO Institute for Statistics. The meeting was run back to back with a training workshop on Statistics and Indicators in Science and Technology to stress the importance of these tools for any STI review.

Regional Workshop on STI Policy

Mon 22 Sept 2008
Seminar-Workshop Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators: Current Issues and challenges in Southern Africa (PDF)
Remarks by Crispus M. Kiamba, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, KENYA (PDF)
Theory and Practice of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy-Making: An Overview (PDF)
Africa's Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (PDF)
S&T development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence and Experience (PDF)
Strategy for the Development of an African Science and Technology Policy framework (PDF)
UNESCO’s Contribution to the Implementation of the AU/CPA for Science and Technology (PDF)

Tue 23 Sept 2008
Exercise 1: R&D – S&T Activities - Innovation (PDF)
Exercise 2: S&T and R&D personnel. FTEs (PDF)
Exercise 3: Calculating GERD by sector of performance and source of funds (the ‘GERD Matrix’) (PDF)
Measuring Research and Experimental Development (Part 1) (PDF)
Measuring Research and Experimental Development (Part 2) (PDF)
Measuring Research and Experimental Development (Part 3) (PDF)
International data collection and uses of international data by UIS: Overview of data for Africa (PDF)

Wed 24 Sept 2008
Science, Technology & Innovation Policy Review - the Asian experience (PDF)
Measuring R&D in developing countries: Annex to Frascati Manual (PDF)
Measuring Innovation in Developing Countries (PDF)
GILPD helping countries to raise Awareness & Intelligence about Science & Technology (PDF)
Botswana (PDF)
Lesotho (PDF)
Malawi (PDF)
Mozambique (PDF)
South Africa (PDF)
Tanzania (PDF)

Thu 25 Sept 2008
The African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Initiative – An Update (PDF)
Brief on Mauritius (PDF)
The Current State of Science, Technology & Innovation in Swaziland Part 1 (PDF)
The Current State of Science, Technology & Innovation in Swaziland Part 2 (PDF)
Republic of Zambia Ministry of Science , Technology and Vocational Training (PDF)
Zimbabwe Country Report (PDF)

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