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UNESCO’s contribution to the implementation of the AU/CPA for science and technology 10 May 2010, Bamako West Africa Regional workshop on STI policy Dr Shamila Nair-Bedouelle Chef of Section, AU/CPA Implementation

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UNESCO’s contribution to the

implementation of the AU/CPA for

science and technology

10 May 2010, Bamako

West Africa Regional workshop on STI policy

Dr Shamila Nair-Bedouelle

Chef of Section, AU/CPA Implementation

Division for Science Policies and Sustainable Development, Natural Sciences Sector,

s.nair-bedouelle@unesco.org

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Consolidated Plan of Action

AU Summit, Jan 2007

  • The Plan is built on three interrelated conceptual pillars:
    • capacity building
    • knowledge production, and
    • technological innovation
    • Addis Declaration on S&T and Scientific Research for Development, called upon UNESCO to assist in implementation of the CPA
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UNESCO – African Union

  • Strategic Partnership for STI
  • UNESCO leads UN S&T Cluster for the Support of
  • AU/NEPAD Plan of Action
  • UNESCO represents UN within the African Cluster for S&T
  • UNESCO is a member of AMCOST Steering Committee (May 2008)
s t and africa s development
S&T and Africa’s Development
  • Members of the S&T Cluster include UNESCO, UNECA, WIPO, UNIDO, UNCTAD, FAO, UNEP, ILO, WHO, UNDP, UNU-MERIT, IAEA
  • Science and Technology play a vital role for addressing Africa’s most pressing needs (MDG’s, Food Security, Energy, Industries, etc.)
  • Increased efforts by African Communities (AU, Ministers and Scientists) to harness S&T for Development
    • 2009 AU Summit endorsed the African Science, Technology and Innovation Observatory
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UN Regional Development Efforts

1999

  • UN Secretary-General’s reform agenda
  • Coherence of activities of UN agencies
  • Regional consultation meetings (5 regions)
  • 5th Regional Consultation, May 2003 established
  • « UN Science and Technology Cluster »
  • UNESCO as Convener and UNECA as Vice Convener
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UN S&T Cluster

Established: 2003

Members: 13 UN Agencies

Activities

Work closely with AU/NEPAD’s Plan of Action in Science

Assist in preparation of First AMCOST 2003, Second and Third

Contribution and support to the CPA

Align Agency activities in support of the CPA

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Accountability-StructuralSystemic Issues

Report of the UN S&T ClusterAchievements, Results and ImpactsChallenges and ConstraintsLessons Learned and the Way Forward10th UN RCM, Chair-Deputy Secretary General, UNAddis Ababa, November, 2009

accountability structural systemic issues
Accountability-StructuralSystemic Issues
  • 4th Cluster, 4 Sept 2009, Geneva
  • Participation of AU/NEPAD and Chair of AMCOST
  • All Agencies participation in ACST:

Abuja 2008

Bujumbura 2009

  • UNESCO participation in AMCOST Steering Committee/Bureau

Abuja 2008

Bujumbura 2009

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Coordination/Collaboration

  • Secretariat: Coordinator, UNESCO, Paris
  • Cluster web site @UNESCO
  • AU/NEPAD and RECs invited to regional meetings of Cluster members
  • Need framework for overall monitoring/evaluation of on-going S&T capacity-building activities
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Challenges and Constraints

  • Coordination of diversity of actors in S&T development in Africa
  • Need for synergies, collaboration and communication between CPA implementers and facilitators
  • Harmonization in implementation of evidence based policy making
  • Harmonization of data collection and analyses- R&D indicator surveys led by AU/NEPAD
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Challenges and Constraints

  • Identification of joint “inter-agency” activities
        • - mandates
        • - programming cycle
        • - funding
        • - reporting
  • Mainstreaming joint activities in Science, Technology and Innovation into
  • ONE UN and UNDAF priorities
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Way forward

  • Identification of joint “inter-agency” initiatives
  • African Innovation Endowment Fund, follow up to SwA, 2008, UNECA-June 2010
  • Harmonization of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy reviews, « holistic » reviews (IP, innovation), UNESCO
  • « Evaluation of the CPA- 5 years on »- proposed by outgoing AMCOST-Chair, UNECA, UNESCO, WIPO, UNIDO
  • »STI and its contribution to the MDG’s » UNESCO/UNECA/AMCOST/AUC
      • « unlocking the potential of science, technology and innovation to achieve the MDGs in Rwanda » Jan 2010
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UNESCO – African Union

  • Strategic Partnership for STI
  • African Cluster for Science & Technology ACST
  • UNECA - Vice Chair
  • UNESCO – Rapporteur
african cluster for science technology
African Cluster for Science & Technology

AFRICAN UNION

  • Established at AMCOST III, May 2008

“provide a single forum for coordination of activities that contribute to implementation of the CPA”

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CPA Science Policy Programmesrequests

  • Creating institutional & policy arrangements to mobilize and share their resources to conduct science and generate technological innovations
  • Building a critical mass of science policy advisors to African governments and the policy sector
  • Build and disseminate information and experiences on science, technology and innovation policies
promoting innovation
Promoting Innovation
  • UNIDO establishing  university chairs of innovation in African universities, and implementing the « Africa Technology and Innovation Initiative » (CAMI)
  • UNECA launched the African Science, Technology and Innovation Endowment Funds and the Development of the African Innovation Framework (African Ministers of Finance)
  • Strengthening links between science and business:
      • UNESCO’s University-Industry-Science Partnership
      • The African Science to Business Challenge, UNECA
      • Technology Parks and Incubators in Africa”, UNIDO, UNESCO
      • UNU-MERIT GLOBELICS program: building competence in innovation, how to measure “innovation”
  • WIPO-Technical advice for national IP audits; IP and technology management; IP patent drafting; IP and knowledge transfer
science technology and innovation sti policy
Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy
  • UNEP support to African Ministerial Council on the Environment, African Environmental Outlook for Policymakers
  • To date 20 African countries have made requests to UNESCO for assistance with the review / reformulation of their STI policy via governments and Heads of State
    • UNESCO implemented in collaboration with AUC and AU/NEPAD and planned joint activities with UNIDO,WIPO, UNECA and UNU-MERIT
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UNESCO’s Plan of ActionGC 2007, UNESCO’s 194 MS

Africa Group = 54MS

  • Capacity building in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • Enhancing Science & Technology Education
  • The African Virtual Campus
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CPA Science Policy Programmesrequests

  • Creating institutional & policy arrangements to mobilize and share their resources to conduct science and generate technological innovations
  • Building a critical mass of science policy advisors to African governments and the policy sector
  • Build and disseminate information and experiences on science, technology and innovation policies
governance of science role of parliament
Governance of Science: role of Parliament
  • The need for closer co-operation among policy-makers, parliamentarians, scientists, journalists, industry (public and private) and civil society;
  • The setting-up of parliamentary science committees in Africa
  • A first Parliamentary Science Forum took place in Brazzaville March 2008
  • East Africa, Mombasa April 2009 (Mombasa Declaration)
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STI policy, STI statistics and indicators training workshop

(UNESCO, UIS, AU/NEPAD)

  • SADC, Botswana,
  • 22-26 Sept 2008
  • East and North Africa, Kenya, 30March- 4 April 2009
  • West Africa, Gabon,
  • 15-20 June 2009
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STI policy, STI statistics and indicators training workshop

(UNESCO, UIS, AU/NEPAD)

Chair, AMCOST, Kenya

conclusion
Conclusion
  • UNESCO- instrument of international cooperation
  • Strategic partners in Africa- AU-UNECA
  • International peace and development can thrive through collaboration and dialogue
  • Maximize science as a cultural value