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Keynote on the CPA Review Process. Evolution of the CPA. Consolidates science and technology programmes of the AU Guiding policy document for STI in Africa Re-affirms commitment to collective action in developing S&T for meeting development needs

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Evolution of the cpa
Evolution of the CPA

  • Consolidates science and technology programmes of the AU

  • Guiding policy document for STI in Africa

  • Re-affirms commitment to collective action in developing S&T for meeting development needs

  • Articulates Africa’s common objective of socio-economic transformation and full integration into the world economy


Evolution of the cpa1
Evolution of the CPA

  • Participatory

    • Evolved from a consultative process

    • Multi-sectoral stakeholder meetings and conferences at continental and regional level from 2003 to 2005

  • Approved by the AMCOST in 2005

  • Endorsed by the AU summit in 2005


Pillars of the cpa
Pillars of the CPA

  • Built upon three interrelated conceptual pillars of:

    • capacity building

    • knowledge production, and

    • technological innovation


Components of the cpa
Components of the CPA

  • Flagship research and development programmes

  • Improving policy conditions and building innovation mechanisms

  • Implementation, funding and governance


Implementation arrangements
Implementation arrangements

  • Implementation at different levels

    • Continental Programmes

    • Sub-Regional Programme

    • National Programmes


Implementation progress
Implementation Progress

  • Promotion of innovation

    • Establishment of biosciences, mathematical sciences, water sciences, lesser technology … centers of excellence

    • Regional R&D flagship programmes have been implemented through the COE with some showing promising results

    • Training of African young scientists through COE and African Universities

    • Implementation of the book of light house projects (call for research grants currently running)

    • Establishment of the Pan-African University


Implementation progress1
Implementation Progress

  • Improving policy conditions and building innovation mechanisms

    • The publication of the first Africa Innovation Outlook through ASTII with MS taking a lead

    • The Establishment of the Africa Science, Technology and Innovation Observatory following the 2009 AU summit decision

    • Support provided to MS in the development of S&T policies /plans (through UNESCO)


Why should the cpa be reviewed
Why should the CPA be reviewed?

  • The CPA outlines the initial timeframe for project implementation

  • Need for reflection before moving further into the second phase of implementation

    • Taking on board emerging challenges e.g. environmental and climate change and its implications on Africa’s population – health, food security …

    • Emerging technologies – acquisition of technologies to meet economic growth needs

    • Technology transfer

    • Technology waste management – implications on the environment


Why should the cpa be reviewed1
Why should the CPA be reviewed?

  • Review critical for reflection on

    • Achievements

    • Approach: Multi-sectoral? Private sector, universities

    • How are we moving through the innovation cycle?

  • Drawing lessons and applying them in improving the future: Things we could have done better

  • Other models that have worked else where


Why should the cpa be reviewed2
Why should the CPA be reviewed?

  • Alignment of the CPA to other sectoral policy framework

    • Ensuring value addition and complementarities

    • Frameworks developed at the same time, silent of each other

  • STI is cross-cutting

    • It’s contribution to the other frameworks to be clearly defined for achieving development goals





Review process
Review process

  • Will use both primary and secondary data

  • Consultations with

    • AMCOST members

    • RECs

    • Implementing institutions (at regional and national levels)

    • Regional and international partners

    • Tertiary education institutions

    • Representative of the private sector

  • Reviews of existing documents/reports


Expected outputs
Expected outputs

  • A report on the progress made in the implementation of the CPA

  • Amended CPA endorsed by AMSOCT based on lesson learnt and recommendations of the high level panel


What has been done so far
What has been done so far?

  • Consultations have been done with:

    • Previous AMCOST SC members and arrangements to consult with the current chair and more members of the SC are underway

    • Consultations with key implementing institutions started

    • Working group has been constituted

    • Funding for the review process secured


Next steps
Next steps

  • Continued consultations with AMCOST SC members and key implementing institutions

  • Consultations with RECs

  • Constituting high level panel

  • Stakeholder consultation meetings

  • Drafting report and making recommendations to AMCOST

  • Process expected to be finalized by October 2012


Moving together in defining the New Deal in STI in Africa!!

Thank you!!


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