Mandate and Objectives of AOSTI:

AOSTI shall serve as the continental repository for Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) data and statistics and a source of policy analysis in support of evidence based policy-making in Africa and shall further

  • Monitor and evaluate Africa Union STI policy implementation;
  • Champion evidence-based science, technology and innovation policy-making;
  • Support Member States and Regional Economic Communities to manage and use STI statistical information in accordance with the African Charter on Statistics;
  • Assist Member States and RECs to map their STI capabilities to address economic social, environmental and other development challenges;
  • Strengthen national and RECs capacities for STI policy design, evaluation and review;
  • Provide to decision-makers in Member States and RECs up-to-date information on global scientific and technological trends;
  • Strengthen national and regional capacities for technology foresight and prospecting; and
  • Promote and strengthen regional and international cooperation in areas of competence of AOSTI.

Genesis and Establishment of AOSTI – Milestones

2009: The need to establish an observatory of STI in Africa

The need to establish an African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI) can be traced back to the Decision Assembly/AU/DEC.235 (XII) of February 2009 which was endorsed by the 12th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union. This decision was proposed by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

2010: The African Union Commission and the government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea (EG) signed an agreement for EG to host AOSTI in Malabo
2011: The AOSTI foundation stone
2012: The AOSTI Inter-Governmental Meeting
2013: The Creation of the African Observatory of STI


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