S&T Nepad Lindiwe LusengaDST: Multilateral and Africa Cooperation.18 October 2006.: S&T Nepad Lindiwe Lusenga DST: Multilateral and Africa Cooperation. 18 October 2006. DST objectives in foreign policy: DST objectives in foreign policy Develop SA as preferred S&T destination/location and partners of science enterprise.
Ensure netflow of knowledge, capacity and resources into South Africa and the African continent.
Develop and service Africa cooperation relations and agreements with a view to strengthen the NSI.
Participate in international S&T platforms region, continent, and global level.
STI stewardship in the developing world.
From JHB to Dakar: From JHB to Dakar Overall Governance: Overall Governance AMCOST - Council of Ministers - Overall policy making and political oversight – chair rotational, 2-year term
Steering Committee -Technical oversight and implementation direction – Chair + host + 2xregion - participation on DG level
Ministerial Bureau – sub-committee of AMCOST – meet between AMCOST meetings
AU Commission - Political & policy leadership
NEPAD STO - Financial and technical resource mobilization, technical & administrative support
Nigeria Congo (Br)
Congo Br Madagascar
Recommends to AMCOST.
Domestication of S&T in regions.(SADC on course)
Objectives of Africa’s S&T consolidated plan of Action.: Objectives of Africa’s S&T consolidated plan of Action. Improve infrastructure for R&D in the continent
Build and use Africa’s scientists, technicians and engineers
Turn ideas/knowledge into products and services
Improve quality of policies for science and innovation
Increase African demand for science and technology Flagship Programmes:: Flagship Programmes: Biodiversity science and technology
Information and Communication Technology
Space science and technologies
Post-harvest food technologies
Water science and technology
Indigenous knowledge and technologies
Science and technology for manufacturing
Mathematical Sciences Clusters of Programmes: Clusters of Programmes Cluster 1: Biodiversity, Biotechnology and
Cluster 2: Energy, Water and Desertification
Cluster 3: Materials Science, Manufacturing,
Laser Technologies and Post-Harvest
Cluster 4: ICTs and Space Sciences
Cluster 5: Mathematical Sciences* Criteria for NEPAD S&T Projects: Criteria for NEPAD S&T Projects Be based on the 12 Flagship Programmes;
Demonstrate “African Ownership”;
Be big enough to have cross-border impact;
Have clear financing and accounting provisions
The Steering Committee for S&T is the only Accrediting Authority Implementation Mechanism : Implementation Mechanism Hubs and Nodes in each region to be set up for each flagship programme;
Nodes to form regional networks;
Continental networking to build synergies and complementarities;
ASIF to be established for coordination and mobilization of financial resources.
Policy Development Programmes : Policy Development Programmes African Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (ASTII)
Bilateral and Regional S&T Cooperation
Public Understanding of S&T
Expert Biotechnology Advice
Capacity building in STI Policy
African Science and Innovation Facility : African Science and Innovation Facility
Mobilize financial and technical resources
Allocations and disbursements
Monitor resource use and accounting
Monitor R&D trends and inform priority setting
3-member team appointed – 3-week public consultations and interviews
MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS: MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS African Laser Centre in 3rd year of operation
Biosciences programmes: Biosciences programmes Southern African Biosciences Network (SANBio)
CSIR hosting the hub
Biosciences Eastern and Central Africa Network (BECA-NET))
ILRI hosting the hub
West Africa Biosciences Network (WAB-NET)
ISRA hosting the hub
North Africa Biosciences Network (NAB-NET)
NRC in Egypt hosting hub MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS : MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT:
Pledges from the G-8
UK-DFID (US$150 000 – ASIF)
Canada-IDRC US$400 000 – CPA, political constituency)
Finland (3 million Euros – BioFISA)
France-IRC (100 000 Euros as support for phase 2 of creating networks COE in water sciences)
(Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – 2 proposals under consideration) AFRICAN SUPPORT:
Declaration by Ministers to make “voluntary and earmarked” financial contributions
Reaffirmed the 2003 decision of 1% GDP expenditure for R&D
Support for establishment of ASIF KEY CONTACT DETAILS IN FLAGSHIP PROGRAMMES: KEY CONTACT DETAILS IN FLAGSHIP PROGRAMMES NSTF CONTRIBUTION TO S&T NEPAD: NSTF CONTRIBUTION TO S&T NEPAD Value on NEPAD: formation of networks of centres of excellence.
South African hosted networks.
Advice on capacity existing capacity.
Possibility of bidding for nodes in the networks.
NSTF CONTRIBUTION TO S&T NEPAD: NSTF CONTRIBUTION TO S&T NEPAD NSTF role in the NSI. Partners in building the NSI.
Intelligence on S&T trends.
Reconstruction and development role in building the S&T system.
Voice in S&T.
Leadership in niche areas. Thank you.Merci.Ngiyabonga.Kealeboga.: Thank you. Merci. Ngiyabonga. Kealeboga.