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Title KISTEP held the 11th ‘KISTEP-ISTIC S&T Innovation Training Program for High Level Policy-makers’
Writer Yeory Lim Date 2019-10-29 Hit 179
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‘KISTEP-ISTIC S&T Innovation Training Program for High Level Policy-makers’ was jointly created by KISTEP and International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC) for 4 days from 29th October (Tuesday) to 1st November (Friday) at Seoul, Korea.


The program was initiated in 2009, and has been providing opportunities to share S&T innovation systems and know-how that led the success of Korea for 60 ISTIC country members in Asia·Africa·Central and South Ameriaca and for about 230 high level policy-makers in S&T.
 

 


▲ Sang-Seon Kim (President, KISTEP)

 
 


▲ Prof. Datuk Dr. Halimaton Hamdan FASc (ISTIC Chairman)



The 11th KISTEP-ISTIC S&T Innovation Training Program was attended by 13 high level policy-makers from 10 countries of Asia, Africa, and Central Asia (Botswana, Cambodia, Indonesia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Vietnam).


 


▲ Photo from 2019 KISTEP-ISTIC S&T Innovation Training Program



This program was particularly valuable as it improved the total periodic agenda of national R&D by sharing education and cases of S&T policy development·planning·evaluation·management, and it enhanced participants’ understanding by proceeding a technology foresight workshop along with the session of technology foresight methodology.


President Sang-seon Kim of KISTEP said that “As science and technology are rapidly growing and its roles are gradually expanding, S&T-centered global cooperation is getting more important. It is delight to have an opportunity to share S&T innovation systems and development experiences through them with major S&T policy-makers from the developing countries.” Also he mentioned that “This program is expected to be a chance for the developing countries to move one step further through S&T innovation, and to secure consistent and concrete cooperation with Korea.”


 


▲ Photo from 2019 KISTEP-ISTIC S&T Innovation Training Program

 

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