28.02.2018 - UNESCO Office in Harare

ROSA hosts MOST awareness raising meeting

Researchers, policy-makers and UNESCO staff engage in discussion about the Management of Social Transformation programme at UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa © UNESCO/Roy Mukwena

UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) in partnership with the Zimbabwe National Commission for UNESCO hosted a one day meeting on 22nd February 2018 in Harare to raise awareness about the Management of Social Transformation (MOST) programme.

MOST is UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Science Programme on Social Transformations, which supports Member States in improving policymaking processes through a strengthened research-policy interface. It is a platform that brings together social scientists and policy-makers to research and provide solutions for a country’s social transformation.

Over the past months the new Zimbabwean leadership has stated that universities and evidence-based data should play an important role in the economic recovery of the country. The aim of the meeting was therefore to share with stakeholders, academics and relevant line ministries the existing MOST programme.

Expert scholars, universities’ deans, researchers, government officials, UNESCO representatives, and representatives of regional organisations attended the meeting. The awareness-raising session was followed by a collective discussion concerning concrete proposals on how to operationalize the MOST programme in Zimbabwe.

For more information, please contact: c.ahmimed(at)unesco.org or t.magazzini(at)unesco.org

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