Reform of the S&T system of Congo
In 2004, the Congolese authorities requested UNESCO’s assistance in strengthening national capacities in science and technology to revitalize the science system after the lost years of the Congolese civil war.
Through its Division for Science Policy and Capacity-Building, UNESCO is accompanying this effort to reform the country’s science system step by step, with the financial support of the Government of Japan.
The ongoing science policy reform in Congo could be considered a pilot project for other countries in Central Africa.
Read about the reform of Congo's science system in the chapter on sub-Saharan Africa in the UNESCO Science Report 2010