DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 9

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COUNTRY PRESENTATION
BOTSWANA
22-26 September 2008
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTS
Lesego Motlatsi Motoma
Enoch Karabo Senyatso
S&T CONTRIBUTION TO VISION
2016 GOALS
Educated and Informed;
Prosperous, Productive and Innovative Nation.
Department of Research, Science and Technology
VISION: We will be the leader in coordination and development of research, science and technology
KRA1: Effective
Communication
MCST
KRAs
Effective Research, Science and
DRST
KRAs
CUSTOMERS
DRST customers
Scientific community
Industry
Research institutions
Other Govt Depts
Capability in Research,
Science and Technology
Technology (RST) Governance
Enabling and
Transparent research
policies and
legislation
Access to adequate
research
infrastructure
Research &
innovation funding
support
KRA3:
Organisational
efficiency
KRA2: Knowledge
advancement
Provision of up to
date S& T
information
Effective and Efficient Service
Delivery
Prompt and quality
services delivered
Safe use of science
and technology
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTS (1998-Current)
1998: Science & Tech Policy
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Goal
To achieve sustainable social and economic
development in order to meet the present and
future needs of the nation and the challenges
of the next millennium.
Science & Tech 1998 cont
Objectives
○Establish and strengthen capacity to research, evaluate, adapt,
develop and disseminate suitable technologies;
○ Develop and raise the national productive capacity and improve
competitiveness thru efficient application of S&T;
○ Promote and develop traditional , new and innovative
technologies;
○ Create knowledge & awareness;
○ Improve and develop scientific & technological culture in
Botswana.
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2002: Establishment of the Ministry of
Communications Science and Technology
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Telecommunications (BTC &BTA
parastatals)
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Information Communication Tech
Postal Services
Media
Printing Services
Research and Development (3 parastatals)
Radiation Protection
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2004: Establishment of Department of
Research, Science and Technology
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Research Coordination
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Capacity Building
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Stimulate Science & Tech Development
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Enabling Environment for R&D
DRST Initiatives Since Establishment
2004- current
2005: Formulation of the Botswana National
Research Science and Technology Plan
2005: Introduction of Institutional Performance
Reporting
2005: Development of the Botswana Research
Science and Technology Funding Bill
2006: Advanced (PhD) Pilot Training Program for
Scientists & Technologists
DRST Initiatives Since Establishment
2004- current: Continued
2006: Development of the Botswana National
Innovation Capabilities Database (NICD) for S&T
2007: Study for Rationalization of Institutions
2007: Development of the Business Plan and
Implementation Strategy the Botswana
Innovation Hub (S&T Park)
2008: Development of HRD Strategy for S&T
2008: Development of a Communication Strategy
2008: Review of the 1998 S&T Policy
Recommended
Flow of National Funds into Botswana’s National System of
Innovation (1 % of GDP)
CSIR 2005
Min of CST
Min of Finance
and Dev Plan
RSTI Funding Board
Centres of Excellence
Mission Focused Res
Energy for future
Infectious diseases
IKS
Human Sci &Policy
Mining &Processing
Ecosystems
Manufacturing
Engineering Infrastructure
Geomatics
Biosciences
Line Ministries Res
Agriculture
Water & Minerals
Environment
Health
ICT
Energy
Some of the Research Institutions
in Botswana
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National Food Technology Research
Botswana Technology Centre
Rural Industries Promotion Company
The University of Botswana (Okavango ecosystems)
Department of Agric Research
Department of Geological Surveys
Department of Water Affairs
Ministry of Environ and Wildlife (Various Departments)
Botswana-Harvard AIDS Institute
Central Statistics Office
NGOs
Others (Roads, Education, Local Gov etc)
PLANS FOR 2009-2016 NDP10
Focus on vision 2016 & National Goals
Retooling of Research Technology Institutions
(infrastructure, equipment, program focus, HRD)
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Implementation of BNRSTP and Innovation
Strategy
(Feasibility Studies, Documentaries, Innovation
Database, M&E of Research.
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DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS-NDP10
continued
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Development of BIH to incubate high
technology businesses and diversify the
economy
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Development of Funding Mechanism for RSTI
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Policy Reviews for Indigenous Knowledge
Systems and Intellectual Property Rights
Implementation of HRD Strategy
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GUIDE FOR S&T DEVELOPMENT
PROJECTS
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Aligned to Vision 2016
Contribute to National Goals
○Econ diversification
○ Industrial Dev
○ Poverty alleviation
○ Employment creation
○ Environ sustainability
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Provide benefits to Society
Interactions Leading to Improved Standard of
Living
Improved Std of
Living
Wealth & Health
S&T new
knowledge
Infrastructure
HRD
Dev
Good Gov
Way forward for R&D Players
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Plan with national goals in mind
Take global competition and STI developments into
consideration
Aim at projects with social benefits
Develop program approach to projects
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Improve Project Implementation
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Show accountability for funds
Operate with efficiency
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Thank you
Pula!

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