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Presentation on theme: "SADC HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING WORKSHOP 2-3 DECEMBER 2013 CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA."— Presentation transcript:


2 SADC Member Countries

3 Strategic and Policy Frameworks Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan Protocol on Science, Technology and Innovation

4 RISDP 2005-2020 The Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) spells out the strategy for the region to cooperate.

5 SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF THE RISDP Designed to provide strategic direction with respect to SADC programmes, projects and activities The RISDP aligns the strategic objectives and priorities with the policies and strategies to be pursued towards achieving those goals.

6 CHAPTER 4 OF THE RISDP Strengthening of regional cooperation on S&T; Development and harmonisation of S&T policies; Intra and inter-regional cooperation; Research capacity in key areas; Technology development, transfer and diffusion; and Public understanding of S&T

7 Review of RISDP Review of last 10 years (2005-2010/12) of the implementation of the RISDP Drive towards SADC Vision 2050 This year marks the 50 years celebration of the AU since 1963 AU Vision 2063

8 Key objectives of the Protocol on STI  Provide a base for development of institutional mechanisms for regional cooperation and coordination of STI  Ensure proper coordination of resources for regional STI programmes as identified in the RISDP and “CPA”  Promote development and harmonisation of STI policies in the region  Maximise public and private investment in R&D in the region

9 BROAD STRATEGIES OF THE PROTOCOL Promoting the development of technology and its transfer thereof Securing international understanding, cooperation and support, and mobilise the inflow of public and private resources into the region

10 Regional STI Strategic Framework The STI Strategic Framework envisions a region where science, technology and innovation drive a sustainable social and economic development, alleviate poverty and disease, and underpin the creation of employment opportunities and wealth. Its mission aims to promote regional cooperation in the development, mastery, transfer of science, technology and innovation by securing and allocating appropriate resources, and strengthening national innovation systems.

11 ASTI Strategy 2024 Guiding principles – Movement into innovation led, knowledge based development – Embedding STI into other sectors – Important role of capacity enhancement (Human, infrastructural and institutional) – Important role of entrepreneurship – Important role of enabling environment

12 Strategic Directions for ASTI Strategy Direction 1: Build Industrial base for Infrastructure Development Direction 2: Enhance Technical Competence Direction 3: Stimulate Entrepreneurship Create Enabling Environment

13 13 Example of Research Output for ASTII countries Measured by the number of articles in the Scopus database;1990-2009. Source: ASTII Surveys

14 Networks of collaboration (Global Research Report 2010

15 DRAFT SADC HPC FRAMEWORK August 2009 meeting of SADC Senior Officials endorsed the idea of a regional HPC initiative February 2011, 1 st SADC HPC workshop – attended by 10 SADC Member States (Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe), - International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy and Texas Advanced Computing Centre (TACC), United States of America, NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency and the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Southern African Regional Universities Association (SARUA) Outcomes and recommendation of 2011 workshop presented at SADC Ministerial Meeting on STI

16 Key Focus Areas Health, Energy & Environment, Material Science and Manufacturing, ICT Space Science and Technologies Mathematical Sciences Basic- Applied Research Collaborative Research – regional/international consortium R&D Creating critical mass, user community Build R&D capacity at universities and science institutions Mainstream in curriculum Short courses, workshops Mobility and Exchange programmes Knowledge sharing HCD Investment in research infrastructure – NRens; Bandwidth Encourage member states to access and participate in the Africa Connect Project and UbuntuNet Alliance connectivity programs; Engage national, regional and international partners such as TENET, SEACOM, GEANT, ICTP to facilitate access connectivity; Access & Utilisation o f Africa Blue Gene Sharing and access to infrastructure, regional Centres of Excellence, Infrastructure donations e.g Ranger Racks Infrastructure STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

17 Guideline and standards National Policy frameworks Regional Framework Policy Engagement Information Sharing Outreach & information sharing Advocacy, science exhibitions Web portal Regional workshops and conferences International conferences Communication & Awareness Resource Mobilisation plan Engagement with regional and international partners Leverage competitive research funding Industry partnerships Resource Mobilisation STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

18 … Implementation Plan-activities, indicators, targets & budgets Role of SADC Secretariat Member States Stakeholders & Beneficiaries ICP’s Regional Centres of Excellence Regional Coordination- PMO/ Secretariat Collaborative Research partnerships- regional/national challenges Institutional Arrangements for Implementation Regional indicators and targets Reporting to regional structures Monitoring & Evaluation

19 THANK YOU Anneline Morgan Senior Science, Technology & Innovation Representative to SADC Secretariat


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