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  1. On the Shape of Development Partnerships to Come? Paul Dufour Senior Advisor, International Affairs Office of the National Science Advisor Global Forum: Building Science, Technology and Innovation Capacity for Sustainable Growth and Poverty Reduction World Bank Feb. 13-15, 2007 Washington, DC

  2. The World is Not Flat:Scientific Publications Territory size shows the proportion of all scientific papers published in 2001 written by authors living there. Source: Worldmapper.com

  3. The World is Not Flat (2):Research and Development Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide research and development spending that is spent there. Source: Worldmapper.com

  4. Global Map of Science Source: C. Wagner, 2003

  5. Global Knowledge News • Egypt to get science and technology “City” • China has embraced nanotechnology • Joint science projects planned by Jordan and Pakistan • Biotechnology roadmap for South Africa unveiled • Islamic countries to fund Science Development Network • Partnerships could boost biotechnology in Chile • Indian science to aid Tanzania • Mexico gives go ahead to genomic medicine institute • India-UK: towards a new dynamic partnership • Argentina and Chile tighten science links • African states confirm support for traditional medicine

  6. Bilateral Donor Support to Tanzania Source: Sara Farley-WB

  7. Carnegie Group and African Science and Technology Partnerships • Growing African expertise around climate change research • Engaging G8 outreach countries to encourage south-south capacity building in African S&T • NEPAD efforts to develop a science advisory apparatus that will deliver evidence-based policy-making, good governance and industrial development • G8 expertise and support to the AU-NEPAD working groups on S&T and innovation indicators and on centres of excellence • Identifying ways to influence (1) pan-African, regional and national decision-making in Africa and (2) the development community in an effort to increase domestic and international investment in S&T, respectively • Creation of a special meeting of science and development ministers to discuss the African S&T action plan and G8 outreach • G8 Finance Ministers flag importance of S&T in the poorest countries at February 9th meeting in Essen

  8. Anatomy of a Science for Development Project • Canadian PM suggests target of 5% of national R&D devoted to S&T for development • Surveys conducted to assess scope of existing expenditures: 2.8% • Exploration undertaken of key science partners with Canada from developing world (56 countries) • Links to G8 Agenda and G8 Science Ministers • Working group continues to examine means to strengthen domestic capacity with development work

  9. New Paradigms for International S&T Partnerships for Development • An understanding of the value of global partnerships and regional knowledge networks for development: they are more than just good for you. • A re-visiting of research excellence and good practice: adjust your expectations and circumstances. • A growing multidisciplinarity of research and distributed knowledge networks: the times and places.... they are changing. • A need to re-assess strategies of funding and governance mechanisms: lots of room for new institutional change. • New global rules are affecting the movement of people, knowledge and technology. • The emergence of enabling or transformative technologies and their impacts: pay attention to regulatory science and sustainable development. • The growing importance of the society-science interface is being registered globally.

  10. Some Key Considerations and Trends • Regional and global alliances growing (AMCOST, IBSA) • New linkages and models of partnerships will be required • Experiments in South – South modes • Emergence of foundations, prizes and philanthropy (Gates, Pfizer, IDB-Korea) • Role of diplomacy not to be overlooked • Diasporas key (Brazil, Ethiopia, China, Nigeria, Vietnam) • Global Health (GHRI, AMC) • Role of science education and outreach critical • Media and knowledge for development (scidev)

  11. Lessons Learned • Good to always engage your finance and treasury officials if you want to move S-T&I • Need to ensure common language between development agencies and domestic research agencies • Ensure communications of benefits to all. Imbed S-T&I in key national priorities • Find some champions