UNESCO, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Mozambique presented the achievements and final results of the IDB-UNESCO Project on Strengthening the Inclusive Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) System in Mozambique to National Institutions April 11. The event was marked by a presentation of the new National STI Policy which was developed with multi-stakeholder participation and inputs from various consultations with a wide range of national and regional STI stakeholders.
The policy development process, coordinated by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, is the result of joint UNESCO and IDB cooperation to strengthen national STI systems and develop strong, evidence-based and inclusive policies.
The policy has been developed from the findings and results of previous project activities, including the report on Mapping Research and Innovation in the Republic of Mozambique”, available in English and Portuguese, published as 9th volume of the UNESCO Global Observatory on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. Instruments (GO-SPIN) country profile series.
The event brought together representatives of the Islamic Development Bank, UNESCO, the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of Mozambique to UNESCO, as well as other senior government officials and representatives of the country’s STI institutions.
The last stage of the political process will be its presentation to the Council of Ministers of Mozambique, for final validation and submission for adoption.