Presentation on theme: "MULTILATERAL COOPERATION KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS SA engagement with the UN Implementation of major summits and international conventions relevant to S&T."— Presentation transcript:
MULTILATERAL COOPERATION KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS SA engagement with the UN Implementation of major summits and international conventions relevant to S&T SA participation in Global Science Projects South-South partnerships
MULTILATERAL COOPERATION KPA 1: SA engagement with the UN S&T agenda in the Multilateral Environmental agreements Include S&T activities in SA country framework
MULTILATERAL COOPERATION KPA 2: Implementation of major summits and international conventions relevant to S&T Coordinate S&T inputs to review of Millennium Summit Participate in 13 th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development Prepare to host review conference Develop review instrument Participate in WSIS
MULTILATERAL COOPERATION KPA 3: SA participation in Global Science Projects ICGEB Establish S A Network on Biotechnology to benefit SA stakeholders on activities from ICGEB, UNIDO and OECD, FP6 OECD Host SA/OECD workshop on S&T for sustainable development
MULTILATERAL COOPERATION KPA 4: South-South partnerships Develop strategy and action plan for strengthening S-S partnerships (NAM, AASROC, IOR-ARC)
OECD – SA WORKSHOP NOVEMBER 2005, SA INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COOPERATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
OUTLINE Background Objectives of the workshop Progress to date Issues for discussion
POST WSSD EVENTS AIMED AT PROMOTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE JPOI WSSD (2002) Johannesburg Plan of Implementation (JPOI) Ubuntu Declaration on the role of S&T in Sustainable Development ↓ OECD MINISTERIAL (2004) Declaration on International Science and Technology Cooperation for SD ↓ OECD SA IMPLEMENTATION WORKSHOP (2005) develop OECD work plan on S&T for SD design review instrument on the use of S&T for SD ↓ REVIEW CONFERENCE (2006) Recommendations for a global agenda on the use of S&T for SD Agree on modalities for future review of use of S&T for SD ↓ WSSD+5 (2007) Global review of progress in the implementation of the JPOI
BACKGROUND January 2004 - Adoption of “Declaration on International S&T Cooperation for Sustainable Development” by the OECD Ministers of Science and Technology aimed at strengthening International S&T cooperation for Sustainable Development. May 2004 - Proposal to host the workshop was made at the 83rd OECD CSTP session and member countries were invited to be on Steering Group. October 2004 - A steering Group comprising 12 OECD member countries was formed: Australia, Austria, Belgium, China, Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, UK, US and South Africa Oct 2004, Dec 2004 and Feb 2005 - Steering Group Meetings.
OBJECTIVES OF THE WORKSHOP 1.To identify good practices in international science and technology co-operation, especially between OECD and developing countries, aiming at fostering capacity-building in science and technology, at facilitating effective diffusion of scientific knowledge and technology transfer, and at developing knowledge infrastructure and networks, in order to meet sustainable development objectives at national and global levels. 2.To consider possible indicators of good practices in international science and technology co-operation for sustainable development and methodologies to evaluate international science and technology co- operation initiatives.
PROGRESS TO DATE Venue: SA Date: 7-8 or 21-22 November 2005 Themes 1. Water 2. Energy and climate change 3. Health 4. Environmentally sustainable industrial production 5. Sustainable use of natural resources (includes Preservation of Biodiversity, Agriculture, Forestry) 6. Earth observation / environmental monitoring Poverty as a cross-cutting issue Main issues paper Issues paper on thematic areas: April 2005 Draft programme
PROGRESS TO DATE Participants Government policy makers in S&T Academic experts from OECD and non member countries Business Representatives of other inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations Programme – two day workshop Plenary in the morning Breakout sessions on thematic areas. There will be 5 presentations per session on international cooperation initiatives Report back session Plenary: Indicators and evaluation – which will draw up possible indicators of good practice in international S&T cooperation Plenary: Policies to promote good practices – a panel discussion Summary and Closure
ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION Participation from developing countries Speakers Issues Norway: Energy and Climate Change; Environmentally sustainable industrial production Participants Case studies for International S&T Cooperation Funding gap Facilitate travel of 50 participants from Africa, Latin America and Asia