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Critical issue 4: Science and Technology for Development Science and Technology play a critical role in sustainable development in: Employment and job creation Social development Environmental protection
Science and Technology for Development Africa is lagging behind other regions of the world. The application of science and Technology in the continent has been constrained by a many factors including: Lack of suitable policies Inability to adequately implement the policies where they exist
Science and Technology for Development Because of: Weak institutions Inadequate legislative, legal and regulatory framework Inordinately small number of qualified and trained scientist and engineers Inadequate capacity
Science and Technology for Development This is a situation that must be addressed as a matter of urgency. Individual African countries have a central role to play. At the same time respective academies can and should play an important role in such areas as: Improving the quality of trained personnel through better quality of education Building capacity (critical issue) Strengthening of R&D and innovation at universities and research institutions
Science and Technology for Development Strengthening of R&D and innovation at universities and research institutions Playing a leading role in the generation of awareness on the part of decision and policy makers and of the public at large (Of particular importance, in the particular for policy and decision makers: they need to appreciate the crucial role of science in development)
Science and Technology for Development Give serious attention to the issue of transfer and adaptation of technology of technology Here we shall need help from our partners from the developed world. For this is a contentious issue which has been debated for decades at international fora
Science and Technology for Development There are also issues of brain drain and its impact on: Transfer and adaptation of technology Building and retaining capacity at the national and continental level. These are but a few of the myriad of the many issues that we must confront
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