Regional workshop for STI policy review in Central Africa

Central African Workshop

Policy-makers and statisticians from the 11 countries of the Economic Community of Central Africa (CEAAC) met from 12 to 15 April 2011 for a four-day workshop. Experts from Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe, Angola, Burundi and Rwanda travelled to Libreville, the capital of Gabon for the workshop. The first two days were devoted to STI policy reviews and the last two days to training in STI statistics.

The training workshop was organized by UNESCO’s Division for Science Policy and Capacity-Building in Paris (France), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics in Québec (Canada) and by UNESCO’s Cluster office in Libreville.

Several of the CEAAC countries have recently solicited UNESCO’s assistance in reviewing their national STI policies. UNESCO will work individually with each country to prepare a national status report, the first step in a policy review.

In the meantime, the regional workshop enabled these experts from CEEAC countries to outline their needs, share experiences and deepen their own technical expertise.

Contact the focal points:

Mohammed Bachiri, Director of UNESCO’s Office in Libreville

Shamila. Nair-Bedouelle, Division for Science Policy and Capacity-Building (Paris)

Martin Schaaper, UNESCO Institute for Statistics

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