Integrating Science & Technology into Development Policies

An International Perspective

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Science and Technology is a key driver of economic growth, and it may also help provide answers for managing resources and reducing pollution, addressing climate change and preserving biodiversity, as well as  reducing disease and safeguarding health and well-being, while maintaining the general quality of life. This publication provides the proceedings of an international workshop, held in South Africa, intended to address how international co-operation in science and technology can further the three inter-related aspects (economic, social and environmental) of the development process. The workshop focused on good practices in international S&T partnerships, specifically in the areas of water and energy.



Developing Knowledge Infrastructure and Networks for Sustainable Development

Science and technology have undoubtedly become indispensable inputs into a country’s economic, social and environmental development and are acknowledged as among the chief drivers of the fast evolving globalisation process. Advances and innovation in science, technology and knowledge gained from these have had profound impacts on the society as a whole and on individual members of the society. Knowledge is a critical input for global change, especially at the national level and has certainly played a crucial role in a country’s economic development, particularly so in developed countries.


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