Presentation on theme: "REVIEW OF MALAWIS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY (2002) H.F. Mbeza, Director DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY."— Presentation transcript:
REVIEW OF MALAWIS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY (2002) H.F. Mbeza, Director DEPARTMENT OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Introduction National Science and Technology Policy in 2002 policy outlines – guiding principles, – strategies, – institutional and – legal framework policy shifts over the years – Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDS) 2006
Justification National Commission for Science and Technology would be an apex body – Secretariat Director General absence has had an impact How to proceed realign the S&T Policy with MGDS
Goal an updated S&T Policy
Objectives identify gaps and align the S&T Policy with – new developments in S&T; – MGDS – new GOM policy format; propose appropriate institutional arrangements for the implementation of the S&T Policy; and propose amendments to the S&T Act of 2003
Implementation Plan Hold preparatory meetings; Establish steering and technical committees; Identify and engage a technical experts (Consultants); Conduct technical consultative workshops; Submit to Cabinet for approval; Finalise S&T Policy document; and Launch the S&T Policy.
Budget Summary ActivityUS$ Hold preparatory meetings5,714 Steering and technical committees6,429 Engage a Consultant21,429 Hold drafting sessions17,858 Consultative workshops28,571 Finalise S&T Policy document10,000 Launch the Policy10,000 TOTAL100,000
Budget UNESCO - US$ 70,000 GOM - US$ 30,000 GOM - Personnel office space and facilities Transport and communication service
Issues for discussion Local consultants to be engaged Technical expertise required from UNESCO – If UNESCO can fund (Extra resources) When will resources be released from UNESCO?