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Science and Technology Research and Development Data - Papua New Guinea. Pongie Kichawen, PhD Office of Higher Education Papua New Guinea. Outline. Introduction Country Profile Structure of science and technology in PNG Research and Science & Technology Institutions

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science and technology research and development data papua new guinea

Science and Technology Research and Development Data - Papua New Guinea

Pongie Kichawen, PhD

Office of Higher Education

Papua New Guinea

outline
Outline
  • Introduction
  • Country Profile
  • Structure of science and technology in PNG
  • Research and Science & Technology Institutions
  • Status of Research and Development Data in Science and Technology in PNG
  • Importance of Science & Technology R & D Data
  • Policy Initiatives
  • Future Plan for Science and Technology Data
  • How have and can UNESCO Assist
  • Conclusion
introduction
Introduction
  • Thank UNESCO and the Institute for Statistics and other sponsors including:
  • UNESCO Science Policy and Sustainable Development Division
  • Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, Cambodia, Scientific Research Department
  • UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh
  • UNESCO Office in Jakarta
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Great Initiative
  • Importance of sharing of S&T data and knowledge
  • Capacity Building
  • Economic Benefits
  • Relating S&T data and policy to major economic development policies
country profile
Country Profile
  • Located in the South West Pacific, Australia up North and Indonesia to the West
  • Population of approx. 6 million
  • Land area of 462,840 km²
  • More than 800 languages
  • English is the language of instruction at schools
country profile continue
Country Profile continue
  • Political system is democracy Westminster System of Government
  • Resources – Minerals, Oil, Gas, Agriculture commodities
  • < 0.3 % of GDP on R & D
research science and technology institutions
Research, Science and Technology Institutions
  • 6 Universities
  • 4 Specialized research institutions in Agriculture, Medical, Coffee, Coconut, Cocoa
  • Government agencies departments
  • K300m approx. US$ 100m
status of research and development data in science and technology in png
Status of Research and Development Data in Science and Technology in PNG
  • Importance of use of Data
  • Internal use only
  • Data available, not in digital form
  • No centralized system
  • Only made aware of UNESCO requirement
  • Support UNESCO initiative
importance of science technology r d data
Importance of Science & Technology R & D Data
  • Know the types of R & D taking place in PNG
  • Know how much is being spent on R & D
  • Know how R & D data can be linked to national priorities
  • Believe S & T is the foundation for modernisation drive from rural based economy to high tech market economy
  • Encourage Universities and other tertiary institutions to contribute to R & D
  • Promote key partners in research and development
  • Develop a national innovation system
  • Identify industrial training support for undergraduates in S&T
  • Incubation Parks for S&T graduates
  • Inauguration of national research and scientific awards
  • Resource based funding of research in S&T
policy initiatives
Policy Initiatives
  • S & T Policy in 1991
  • S & T Council Act 1992
  • Policy for Supporting Research and Development 2007
  • S &T Initiative in 2007
  • RST Council established in 2008
future plan for science and technology data
Future Plan for Science and Technology Data
  • Commenced data collection & compilation in 2008
  • Budget provision for 2009 data collection & compilation
  • Dispatch UNESCO database questionnaire
  • Commence a HE Management Information System to link universities and research institutions
how have and can unesco assist
How have and can UNESCO Assist?
  • Exposing PNG to a workshop like this
  • Conduct a similar workshop in PNG including other Pacific countries
  • Build capacity and R & D data system in PNG
conclusion
Conclusion

PNG does not have an R & D centralised database system and needs UNESCO assistance to set it up

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