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The vision for the Observatory is to be a continental repository for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) statistics and a source of policy analysis in support of evidence based policy making in Africa.

The mission of the Observatory is to champion evidence-based science, technology and innovation policy-making by backstopping African countries to manage and use statistical information in accordance with the African charter of statistics.

Objectives:

  1. Enable African countries to discover their STI capabilities and direct such capabilities to solve pressing economic, social, environmental and other development challenges;
  2. Strengthen national capacities for STI policy formulation, implementation, evaluation and review;
  3. Improve the quality and dynamism of African NISs and related STI policies;
  4. Provide to African decision-makers up-to-date information on global scientific and technological trends in order to enable them to effectively engage in policy-making on STI issues;
  5. Strengthen national capacities for technology prospecting, acquisition or procurement;
  6. Reinforce regional and international STI cooperation.

 

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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