Presentation on theme: "INTRODUCTION CURAÇAO & ST. MAARTEN Training UNESCO Science, Technology & Innovation Indicators 1-3 February 2011, Grenada."— Presentation transcript:
INTRODUCTION CURAÇAO & ST. MAARTEN Training UNESCO Science, Technology & Innovation Indicators 1-3 February 2011, Grenada
Personal introduction Margo Groenewoud, MA University of the Netherlands Antilles* (UNA) Manager Library & Research Services * to be renamed: University of Curaçao
Countries introduction 10-10-2010: dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles: St. Maarten = country Curaçao = country Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba = municipality All plus Aruba: still part of Kingdom of the Netherlands
STI Indicators Not submitted to UNESCO so far Not part of regular data collection Data available for UNESCO so far limited to education statistics however…
New perspectives New country equals new challenges and needs Science, Technology & Innovation: both end (ambition) and means (condition) Awareness of need for data & research
New ambitions UNESCO Commission goal for 2011: Finalize Data Plan Implement Data Plan through technical support UIS and structural cooperation with local partners (UNA, CBS) UNA initiatives 2010-2011 Launch Research & Advisory unit UNESCO academic chair Small Island Developing States International SIDS Conference 4-7 March Knowledge Zone Curaçao
Therefore… Timing could not be better… Need for learning, sharing, networking… THANK YOU for the invitation!