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.



The Persistent Bandwidth Divide in Africa: Findings of the African Tertiary Institution Connectivity Study and Lessons for Developing Knowledge Infrastructure and Networks in Africa

In the knowledge economy, universities around the world are being looked upon to take an increasingly greater role in producing the human resources necessary to help their countries become more competitive globally. Universities face the challenge of preparing the next generation of leaders with the requisite skills to create value and contribute to their societies. Universities also support the academics who are conducting the cutting edge research that will generate the new ideas to propel development. To facilitate this learning, universities also must provide the requisite infrastructure for their students, professors and researchers to engage in research and the development of new knowledge that will keep them at the forefront of innovation.


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