Monitoring and Evaluation Tools for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policies, Policy instruments and Governing Bodies

Policy-makers need to have a better picture of their national, regional and global performance with regards to the STI policies and policy instruments in order to estimate the magnitude of potential innovation needed to guarantee sustainable development. The lack of precise information, accurate indicators and technical analytical capacity to design innovative STI policies are one of the major challenges for the African region. The UNESCO Global Observatory on STI Policy Instruments (GO→SPIN) and the STI Global Assessment Program (STIGAP) provide both, the methodological approach and the regional perspective needed to address effectively this challenge.

The workshop will be destined to 40 high level profile experts, government officials, researchers, statisticians and Parliament commission staff from Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique.

AGENDA

17 June

  

08:30 Opening Remarks:

  • Director of the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building , UNESCO, Ms. Lidia Brito
  • United Nations Mozambique Resident Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Topping
  • Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development , Mr. Jaime Puyoles, Head of Spanish Cooperation in Mozambique
  • Minister of Science and Technology of Mozambique, H.E. Louis Augusto Pelembe

09:00 Science, Technology and Innovation Global Assessment Programme (STIGAP) Outline (R. Brouwer, UNESCO)

09:30 The Global Observatory on STI Policy Instruments (GO→SPIN) Outline (G. A. Lemarchand, UNESCO)

10:00 UNESCO Science, Technology and Innovation Policies support in Africa (L. Brito, UNESCO)

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 NEPAD’s African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Outline ( L. Seke, Research Assistant ASTII Initiative, NEPAD Agency Science & Technology Innovation Hub)

11:30 Process of formulation of the STI policy in Cape Verde (Paolo Corsino, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Innovation of Cape Verde)

11: 50 National Policy on Science, Technology and Innovation in Angola (Domingos da Silva Neto, Ministry of Science and Technology of Angola)

12:10 External Mid-Term evaluation of the Mozambique Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation (Roda Nuvunga, Ministry of Science and Technology of Mozambique)

12:30 Lunch

14:00 How to measure the evolution and impact of STI policy instruments? The design of specific STI policy instruments for the promotion of research and innovation in Africa. (G. A. Lemarchand)

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Integration in the Global Observatory: how to produce the national country profiles? (G.A. Lemarchand)

17:00 Working groups on GO→SPIN Survey: identification of implicit and explicit policy instruments

18:00 Wrap-up Session (Chairperson: Juliana Chaves-Chaparro, UNESCO)


18 June

  

08:30 Analyzing temporal series of STI input/output indicators for designing new policy instruments (G. A. Lemarchand, UNESCO)

09:30 The measurement of innovation: basic indicators (Luciana Marins, UNESCO Institute Statistics)

10:30 Coffee Break

11:00 Adoption of OSLO manual as Innovation survey guidelines in AU member States: ASTII Phase-1 Findings and challenges (Lukovi H.M. Seke, Research Assistant ASTII Initiative)

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Science, Technology and Innovation Global Assessment Programme (STIGAP): New indicators and theoretical approaches for LDCs (R. Brouwer, UNESCO)

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Round table on STIGAP approaches

18:00 Wrap-up Session (Chairperson: L. Brito, UNESCO)


19 June

  

08:30 Presentation of National Parliaments main technical challenges in the adoption of STI policies and policy instruments (10 minutes per country)

09:00 Final exercise on the GO→SPIN survey (G. Lemarchand, UNESCO)

10:00 Coffee Break

10:30 Continuation of final exercise on GO→SPIN survey

11:30 Discussions on the national roadmaps for integration in GO→SPIN (Chairperson: L. Brito)

12:00 Closing session :

  • Director of the Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building, L. Brito
  • United Nations Mozambique Resident Coordinator, Ms. Jennifer Topping
  • Minister of Science and Technology of Mozambique , H.E. Louis Augusto Pelembe
  • Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development , Mr. Jaime Puyoles, Head of Spanish Cooperation in Mozambique
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