Published on January 7, 2008
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 Slide5: Algeria Tunisia Egypt Ghana Ivory Coast Senegal Nigeria Congo (Br) ? Congo Br Madagascar Rwanda Ethiopia Malawi Mozambique South Africa Zimbabwe GOVERNANCE Regional representation. 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 Biotechnology Information and Communication Technology Energy technologies Materials science Space science and technologies Post-harvest food technologies Water science and technology Indigenous knowledge and technologies Desertification research Science and technology for manufacturing Laser technology Mathematical Sciences Clusters of Programmes: Clusters of Programmes Cluster 1: Biodiversity, Biotechnology and Indigenous Knowledge Cluster 2: Energy, Water and Desertification Cluster 3: Materials Science, Manufacturing, Laser Technologies and Post-Harvest Technologies 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. Geopolitical advantage. 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.