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Title: The African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators ASTII Initiative An Update


1
The African Science, Technology and Innovation
Indicators (ASTII) Initiative An Update
  • By
  • Philippe Kuhutama Mawoko (PhD)
  • NEPAD OST
  • pkmawoko_at_nepadst.org
  • www.nepadst.org

2
Outline
  • The Rationale of ASTII Initiative
  • The Political Authority
  • Progress to date
  • Acknowledgments
  • Next steps

3
GDP a Country XZ Partitioned in its Economic
Activities -Information in the Public Domain-
4
Botswana GDP by sector in 2004/5
Source African Economic Outlook 2006/2007- AfDB
5
Local Circumstances Matter
Botswana
Country XZ
6
A Question-type by the African ST Policy
makers
  • Relationship of interest between the sectors
    of the economy and the state of Science,
    technology or innovation in country XZ!!!
  • (! not necessary trivial matters)

7
The African Ministerial Conference on Science and
Technology (AMCOST)s Call
  • In 2003 (Johannesburg) Africa should develop and
    adopt a common framework for STI indicators
  • In 2005 (Dakar) Africa should establish an
    African intergovernmental Committee on Science
    and Technology Innovation Indicators (ASTII)
    Initiative.
  • In 2007 (Nairobi) NEPAD OST and the African
    Union Commission to collaborate to ensure that
    the ASTII initiative achieves its goals
  • Themes of the AU Summit in January 2007
    Science, Technology and Scientific Research for
    Development and Climate Change in Africa.
  • The SADC Protocol on Science, Technology and
    innovation

8
ASTII Initiative
  • Overall Goal contribute toward improving the
    quality of science, technology and innovation
    policies at national, regional and continental
    levels.
  • Purpose To strengthen Africas capacity to
    develop and use Science, Technology and
    Innovation Indicators.
  • Specific Objectives
  • To develop and cause the adoption of
    internationally comparable STI indicators
  • To build human and institutional capacities for
    STI indicators and related surveys
  • To enable African countries to participate in
    international programmes for STI indicators
  • To inform African countries on the state of STI
    in Africa

9
Countries participating in ASTII Initiative
Phase 1
10
Milestones
  • Meeting of the African Intergovernmental
    Committee on STI indicators, Maputo, Sept. 2007
  • STI Training Workshop, Pretoria, South Africa,
    March 2008
  • Round-table on the development of manufacturing
    engineering in Southern Africa NEPAD, Industry
    and Universities, June 9-10, 2008 in Pretoria,

11
Outcomes of the Meeting of the African
Intergovernmental Committee on STI Indicators
  • Establishment of the Bureau of the
    Intergovernmental Committee on STI Indicators
  • Agreement on guidelines/manuals for RD and
    Innovation Indicators. Start with Frascati
    Oslo Family of Manuals.
  • Agreement on features, roles and responsibilities
    of National Focal Points for RD and Innovation
    surveys
  • Agreement on criteria for selecting countries to
    participate in the (phase 1) RD and Innovation
    surveys
  • Work-plan.

12
Core RD Indicators
  • Gross Domestic Expenditure on Research and
    Experimental Development (GERD), by source and
    performance sector
  • RD Personnel by level of qualification and
    function, gender(headcount (HC) full-time
    equivalent (FTE))
  • Researchers by gender and field of
    study/research
  • Expenditures in development areas identified by
    the CPA
  • Outputs publications, patents (not core but to
    be collected).
  • Countries are free to add additional indicators
    for particular policy needs

13
STI Training Workshop
  • Main objectives
  • Sharing of experience and knowledge necessary to
    conduct RD and/or Innovation surveys and to
    develop relevant indicators
  • Ensure common understanding of STI underlying
    concepts, definitions, issues and approaches, and
    harmonize survey instruments to conduct such
    surveys
  • To promote collaboration
  • Outcomes core indicators (not re-invent the
    wheel), work plan

14
Round-table on the development of manufacturing
engineering in Southern Africa NEPAD/ Industry /
Universities
  • Problem of interest
  • To better understand the size and shape of the
    engineering education landscape in order to
    design and implement step change to improve the
    production of qualified and competent engineering
    human capital.
  • How
  • The step change is to be achieved by ensuring
    relevant shifts in policy and practice through
    partnerships between government, industry and
    higher education in the region
  • Regional Evaluation
  • Work underway with the Southern African Regional
    Universities Association (SARUA)

15
Cooperation and Acknowledgments
  • Swedish International Development Cooperation
    Agency (Sida)
  • Faculty For STI Training
  • Africa Development Bank- Department of Statistics
  • the African Regional Centre for Technology
    (Dakar)
  • Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa
  • UNESCO Institute of Statistics (MOU signed)
  • OECD -National Working Party on Science and
    Technology Indicators (NESTI)
  • Research Policy Institute, Lund University
  • Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology
  • UN-HABITAT and University of the Witwatersrand
  • Countries / AU Commission/NEPAD Secretariat

16
Next Steps
  • Fundraising
  • Exchanges of experiences
  • Official launch of surveys
  • Publication of African innovation Outlook

17
Merci/ Thanks
  • pkmawoko_at_nepadst.org
  • www.nepadst.org
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