Participants from 21 African countries including Permanent Secretaries responsible for Sciencee and Technology, Heads of National Statistical Offices and several international organisations, met for the release of the African Innovation Outlook 2010 and the launch of the second phase of the African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Initiative. They discussed among other things:
The outcomes of the first phase of the ASTII Initiative and lessons learned
Sustainability of the ASTII Initiative
A road map for Phase 2 and the scaling up of the initiative
The meeting concluded with adoption of this communiqué at 14:20 on 25th May 2011.