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Expert Group Meeting on “Governing science, technology and innovation to achieve the targets of the SDGs and the aspirations of the AU’s Agenda 2063”
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 to Thursday, August 3, 2017
United Nations Conference Centre; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is organizing an Expert Group Meeting on the theme “Governing science, technology and innovation in Africa to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the aspirations of the African Union’s Agenda 2063”. The meeting will be held on 2 and 3 August 2017 at the United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa.

The objectives of the Expert Group Meeting are to:

  • Deepen and broaden our understanding of the science, technology and innovation governance structure and policymaking institutions in Africa, and their influence on the productivity of the sector insofar as productivity is critical for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Explore how a better understanding of the science, technology and innovation governance and policymaking structures can enhance the sector’s deployment more efficiently to achieve the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals and the aspirations of Agenda 2063.
  • Contribute to the creation of a database and mapping of science, technology and innovation governance and policymaking structures on the continent that could serve as a useful resource for peer learning and experience sharing among the continent’s science, technology and innovation policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders.
  • Make recommendations for consideration and possible adoption by African policymakers at national, regional and continental levels on how best to enhance the efficiency of African science, technology and innovation governance structures and policymaking institutions to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063.

Links to Aide memoire and Call for research policy paper

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Victor Konde

New Technologies and Innovation Section

Special Initiatives Division

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Email: kondev@un.org

Tel: +251.11.544.3654