African Science Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Initiative Workshop

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The African Science Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Initiative is a programme within the African Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA). The CPA was adopted in 2005 by the African Ministerial Council on Science and Technology (AMCOST) as a framework for science, technology and innovation (STI) to respond to the socio-economic challenges facing the continent.

The first phase of the ASTII programme ran from 2007 to 2010 and was designed to serve as a learning mechanism, giving nineteen African Union member States the means and opportunity to engage in mutual learning and sharing to improve the measurement of science, technology and innovation. The second phase of ASTII will commence in 2011 and will be open to wider participation from the remaining African Union member states.

The AU Commissioner for Human Resources Science and Technology and the Chief Executive Officer of the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency will launch the African Innovation Outlook Series and officially launch the second phase of the ASTII project during the workshop.

Proceedings:

Day 1

Opening remarks by Vera Brenda Ngosi: download>>>

Welcome Address by Prof. Claes Brundenius: download>>>

Experiences in Innovation Surveys SA perspective by William Blankley: download>>>

Experiences in Innovation Indicators - Uganda by Peter Opio: download>>>

Experiences in Innovation Indicators - Nigeria by Willie Siyanbola: download>>>

Malawi research and Development Servey 2009 by Patrick Mphadzula: download>>>

The OECD NESTI Model - Fred Gault: download>>>

Implementation of ASTII phase1 in Ghana: download>>>

The national research and experimental development survey - South African Experience by Neo Molotja: download>>>

Overview of ASTII Phase 1 by Dr Towela Nyirenda Jere: download>>>

Day 2

Characteristics of Common Surveys by Fred Gault: download>>>

Speech by Prof J Ezin: download>>>

NEPAD and COHRED Collaboration - Information System: download>>>

Roadmap - ASTII Phase 2 by Mr Seke Lukovi: download>>>

Roadmap - ASTII Phase 2 by Mr Seke Lukovi (French) : download>>>

Day 3

Harmonizing ASTI and ASTII by IFPRI: download>>>

Meeting Communiqué - English: download>>>

Meeting Communiqué - French: download>>>

Who is lagging behind by IFPRI: download>>>

UNESCO Institute for Statistics - Activities and Collaboration in Collecting R&D and Innovation Data by Martin Schaaper: download>>>

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