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Introduction

The formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of STI policies will increasingly preoccupy African countries as they seek to integrate their economies into the global knowledge economy. Many countries are going to seeking support build capacity for STI policy activities. The AOSTI has been established by the African Union (AU) to help African countries to build capacity for STI policy. AOSTI is now developing a comprehensive programme of work that will include or cover STI policy capacity building activities or initiatives.

Building Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) capacity, particularly:

  • Training courses on STI surveys and reviews of national innovation systems;
  • Infrastructure support of national STI focal points or observatories and
  • Training courses on STI policy formulation, monitoring, evaluation and implementation.  

 

Latest publications

UNESCO Science Report 2015 - Towards 2030

UNESCO Science Report 2015 - Towards 2030

AOSTI has contributed to the UNESCO Science Report 2015 - Towards 2030. Authors of Chapter 18:   George Essegbey, Nouhou Diaby and Almamy Konte (AOSTI). Read more

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Informal economy in developing nations – Hidden Engine of Innovation?

Informal economy in developing nations – Hidden Engine of Innovation?

AOSTI has contributed to the new book on the informal economy in developing countries published by Cambridge University press. The main contribution of AOSTI includes the Chapter 7 "Innovation Policy...

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Assessment of Scientific Production in the African Union Member States 2005-2010

Assessment of Scientific Production in the African Union Member States 2005-2010

This report on scientific production in Africa comes at a time when the African Union (AU) celebrates and commemorates its 50th anniversary and charts its development trajectory for the next...

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