Presentation on theme: "COUNTRY PRESENTATION BOTSWANA September 2008"— Presentation transcript:
1 COUNTRY PRESENTATION BOTSWANA 22-26 September 2008 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS Lesego Motlatsi Motoma Enoch Karabo Senyatso
2 S&T CONTRIBUTION TO VISION 2016 GOALS Educated and Informed; Prosperous, Productive and Innovative Nation.
3 Department of Research, Science and Technology VISION: We will be the leader in coordination and development of research, science and technologyKRA1: Effective CommunicationMCSTKRAsKRA2: Knowledge advancementKRA3: Organisational efficiencyEffective and Efficient Service DeliveryEffective Research, Science and Technology (RST) GovernanceDRSTKRAsCapability in Research, Science and TechnologyAccess to adequate research infrastructureEnabling and Transparent research policies and legislationPrompt and quality services deliveredCUSTOMERSResearch & innovation funding supportDRST customersScientific communityIndustryResearch institutionsOther Govt DeptsSafe use of science and technologyProvision of up to date S& T information
4 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS (1998-Current)
5 1998: Science & Tech Policy Goal To achieve sustainable social and economic development in order to meet the present and future needs of the nation and the challenges of the next millennium.
6 Science & Tech 1998 cont Objectives ○Establish and strengthen capacity to research, evaluate, adapt, develop and disseminate suitable technologies;○ Develop and raise the national productive capacity and improve competitiveness thru efficient application of S&T;○ Promote and develop traditional , new and innovative technologies;○ Create knowledge & awareness;○ Improve and develop scientific & technological culture in Botswana.
7 2002: Establishment of the Ministry of Communications Science and Technology Telecommunications (BTC &BTA parastatals)Information Communication TechPostal ServicesMediaPrinting ServicesResearch and Development (3 parastatals)Radiation Protection
8 2004: Establishment of Department of Research, Science and Technology Research CoordinationCapacity BuildingStimulate Science & Tech DevelopmentEnabling Environment for R&D
9 DRST Initiatives Since Establishment 2004- current 2005: Formulation of the Botswana National Research Science and Technology Plan2005: Introduction of Institutional Performance Reporting2005: Development of the Botswana Research Science and Technology Funding Bill2006: Advanced (PhD) Pilot Training Program for Scientists & Technologists
10 DRST Initiatives Since Establishment 2004- current: Continued 2006: Development of the Botswana National Innovation Capabilities Database (NICD) for S&T2007: Study for Rationalization of Institutions2007: Development of the Business Plan and Implementation Strategy the Botswana Innovation Hub (S&T Park)2008: Development of HRD Strategy for S&T2008: Development of a Communication Strategy2008: Review of the 1998 S&T Policy
11 Min of Finance Min of CST and Dev Plan Recommended Flow of National Funds into Botswana’s National System of Innovation (1 % of GDP) CSIR 2005Min of Financeand Dev PlanMin of CSTRSTI Funding BoardCentres of ExcellenceEnergy for futureInfectious diseasesIKSHuman Sci &PolicyMining &ProcessingMission Focused ResEcosystemsManufacturingEngineering InfrastructureGeomaticsBiosciencesLine Ministries ResAgricultureWater & MineralsEnvironmentHealthICTEnergy
12 Some of the Research Institutions in Botswana National Food Technology ResearchBotswana Technology CentreRural Industries Promotion CompanyThe University of Botswana (Okavango ecosystems)Department of Agric ResearchDepartment of Geological SurveysDepartment of Water AffairsMinistry of Environ and Wildlife (Various Departments)Botswana-Harvard AIDS InstituteCentral Statistics OfficeNGOsOthers (Roads, Education, Local Gov etc)
13 Focus on vision 2016 & National Goals PLANS FOR NDP10Focus on vision 2016 & National GoalsRetooling of Research Technology Institutions(infrastructure, equipment, program focus, HRD)Implementation of BNRSTP and Innovation Strategy(Feasibility Studies, Documentaries, Innovation Database, M&E of Research.
14 DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS-NDP10 continued Development of BIH to incubate high technology businesses and diversify the economyDevelopment of Funding Mechanism for RSTIPolicy Reviews for Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Intellectual Property RightsImplementation of HRD Strategy
15 GUIDE FOR S&T DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS Aligned to Vision 2016Contribute to National Goals○Econ diversification○ Industrial Dev○ Poverty alleviation○ Employment creation○ Environ sustainabilityProvide benefits to Society
16 Interactions Leading to Improved Standard of Living InfrastructureDevWealth & HealthImproved Std of LivingS&T newknowledgeHRDGood Gov
17 Way forward for R&D Players Plan with national goals in mindTake global competition and STI developments into considerationAim at projects with social benefitsDevelop program approach to projectsImprove Project ImplementationShow accountability for fundsOperate with efficiency