29.07.2011 - UNESCO Office in Venice

Regional Networks on STI Policy. How to organize the Europe, North America and Central Asia Region?

©L'Oréal-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science -Pr Vivian Wing-Wah Yam, Laureate 2011

Within the framework of the preparation of the programme Science, Technology and Innovation Global Assessment Programme (STIGAP), UNESCO brought together a group of distinguished international experts within the domain of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy and in a Roundtable Meeting held at its Headquarters in Paris, from 4 to 5 July 2011. Engelbert Ruoss, Director of the UNESCO Venice Office, participated in the third Panel Session on “Regional Networks on STI Policy” with a presentation titled : How to organize the Europe, North America and Central Asia Region?.

The Division for Science Policy and Sustainable Development is preparing a new initiative: the Science, Technology and Innovation Global Assessment Programme (STIGAP) with the objective to monitor, analyze and identify existing indicators and reporting systems to illustrate the development of STI in the form of a global assessment. The programme will promote the development of new STI indicators in order to better respond to the specific needs of Member States within their different social, economic and cultural contexts with an overall aim to providing country appropriate policy advice on the formulation and implementation of STI policies, strategies and plans that contribute to building peace, inclusive societies and sustainable development.

The Roundtable Meeting aimed to create partnership opportunities for the implementation of STIGAP by producing a solid technical basis for its design as well as to mobilize key actors and donors for its implementation. It was the first of several meetings to be organized in the preparation of STIGAP and it commenced UNESCO’s engagement in a collective effort to monitor the development of STI through various networks including its regional offices and relevant national institutions.

Presentation : How to organize the Europe, North America and Central Asia Region? [4,5Mb]

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