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The Current State of Science, Technology & Innovation in Swaziland by Prof. Mgidi D. Dlamini (UNISWA) & Dr. Musa M.A. Dube (UNISWA)

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1 The Current State of Science, Technology & Innovation in Swaziland by Prof. Mgidi D. Dlamini (UNISWA) & Dr. Musa M.A. Dube (UNISWA)

2 Outline of paper 1. INTRODUCTION Definitions Pract. example: S&T vis-a-vis Innovation 2. OVERVIEW OF S&T DEVELOPMENT Global Perspective Importance of R&D

3 AN OVERVIEW OF S&T DEV. (CONTINUED) Indicators of technology innovation Challenges facing STI development in Africa STI policy issues in Africa

4 3. CURRENT STATE OF STI IN SWAZILAND Background The way forward (policy formulation) Documented technology innovation in Swaziland

5 4. CONSULTANCY REPORT ON THE CURRENT STATE OF STI IN SWAZILAND

6 CURRENT STATE OF STI IN SWAZILAND No STI policy No S&T policy either Sector policies exist e.g. Agric, ICT, Energy, Environment & Mining Numerous constraints in STI development due to absence of policy

7 Constraints result in: inadequate funding weak institutional infrastructure lack of co-ordination of S&T activities weak links between S&T institutions & industry.

8 ACTION POINTS - POLICY FORMULATION PROCESS Consultancy exploratory document (Makhubu, 2006) National S&T Seminar - August 2006 (UNESCO Consultant) S&T Policy Formulation Workshop – June 2007 (UNESCO S&T Adviser) Local Consultancy of State of STI in Swaziland in June 2008 (Dlamini & Dube, 2008) S&T Adviser to formulate National STI Policy

9 CONSULTANCY REPORT ON THE CURRENT STATUS OF STI IN SWD


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