Science and technology management in Africa
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa. Natural Resources Division.;
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This document puts together various papers related to endogenous capacity building in Science and Technology in Africa. Endogenous capacity is defined as the capacity to manage technological change to achieve national objectives,and incorporates policies, infrastructures and manpower.The management of technological change has many aspects and the papers presented here cover a wide range of issues:incorporating science and technology policies into national plan, managing technology transfer policies, the cultural dimension of science and technology development and application, the role of the private sector, the financing of technological innovation,methodologies for planning science and technologies policies, the management of research and development, the impact of technological advancement on the African economies and national experiences in the management of technological change. The papers have been presented to the ECA/IDB training seminar on management of science and technology in Africa,held in Conakry, Guinea, from 26 of February to 1st of March,1992.