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.



Regionalism and Technology Development in Africa

In the past four decades, a number of regional co-operation and integration schemes have been adopted by many African countries. There are currently more than 20 regional agreements that aim at promoting co-operation and economic integration at sub-regional and continental levels. A common feature of these agreements is their appreciation of the role that science and technology play in national and regional economic development. Indeed most regional trade, economic, political, environment and security agreements have provisions for science and technology co-operation.


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