Building ACP capacity to provide information for S&T decision making
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CTA. 2004. Building ACP capacity to provide information for S&T decision making. Knowledge for Development. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands
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In February 2004 CTA launched a new initiative that aims to build the national capacities in ACP countries to undertake analyses of agricultural, science, technology and innovation (ASTI) systems and to provide sound information to enhance S&T decision ma
This is a collaboration between the United Nations University Institute for Technology (UNU-INTECH), national institutions in ACP states and CTA. The project is funded under CTA´s Science and Technology Strategies programme. The project has a number of components: training researchers in six ACP countries to undertake the ASTI analyses; providing technical backstopping for the researchers during the fieldwork; hosting national workshops on the systems of innovation framework; and holding national meetings to disseminate the results of the ASTI studies. Six researchers - one each from Cameroon, Jamaica, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Senegal and South Africa, representing the six regions in which CTA operates - were trained in the ASTI methodology and are now conducting the fieldwork. Three UNU-INTECH staff - Professor Banji Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, Dr Andy Hall and Professor Lynn Mytelka - are providing technical support to the researchers in the six ACP countries. The results of the studies will be published on the Knowledge for Development website. CTA plans to expand this initiative in 2005.