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On the request of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the African Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation (AOSTI) will serve as resource institution to train Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Experts in the areas of measuring STI activities in the ECOWAS region. The first training session has been scheduled 4-6 June 2013 and will be held in Niamey, Niger, with the participation of all the 15 member states of the ECOWAS region. The training workshop will be an opportunity for participants to be acquainted with various STI concepts and relevant measurement instruments. ECOWAS’s STI policy is embodied in the ECOPOST strategy which was adopted by the Head of State and Government in June 2012 in Yamoussoukro. For more information on the ECOPOST strategy, please contact Kouakou Roland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.ecowas.int

Backstopping African countries to manage and use STI indicators for policy purpose is mission critical for AOSTI. To that end, AOSTI welcomes the ECOWAS invitation and look forward to contribute to putting STI on the ECOWAS development Agenda. AOSTI, in collaboration with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), has successfully concluded a similar training programme for national STI experts in Cote d’Ivoire, 15-17 April 2013.

For information on AOSTI programme of work, please contact:

Dr Bi Irie Vroh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Science and Technology components;

Dr Almamy Konte This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for Innovation programme.

Or visit www.aosti.org

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