Tuesday, November 10, 2015

UNESCO releases today "UNESCO Science Report, Towards 2030"

UNESCO releases today "UNESCO Science Report, Towards 2030" 

Summary:
The UNESCO Science Report: towards 2030 provides more country-level information than ever before. The trends and developments in science, technology and innovation policy and governance between 2009 and mid-2015 described here provide essential baseline information on the concerns and priorities of countries that should orient the implementation and drive the assessment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the years to come.
Download: http://goo.gl/YQljyB

Table of Contents

Foreword

Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

Perspectives on Emerging Issues
  • Universities: increasingly global players | Patrick Aebischer, President, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • A more developmental approach to science | Bhanu Neupane, Programme Specialist, Communication Sector, UNESCO
  • Science will play a key role in realizing Agenda 2030 | Opinion piece based on a policy brief prepared by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Science for a sustainable and just world: a new framework for global science policy? | Heide Hackmann, International Council for Science and Geoffrey Boulton, University of Edinburgh
  • Local and indigenous knowledge at the science–policy interface | Douglas Nakashima, Head, Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems programme, UNESCO

Global Overview
  • A world in search of an effective growth strategy | Luc Soete, Susan Schneegans, Deniz Eröcal, Baskaran Angathevar and Rajah Rasiah
  • Tracking trends in innovation and mobility | Elvis Korku Avenyo, Chiao-Ling Chien, Hugo Hollanders, Luciana Marins, Martin Schaaper and Bart Verspagen
  • Is the gender gap narrowing in science and engineering? | Sophia Huyer

A closer look at regions and countries
  • Canada | Paul Dufour
  • United States of America | Shannon Stewart and Stacy Springs
  • Caricom | Harold Ramkissoon and Ishenkumba A. Kahwa
  • Latin America | Guillermo A. Lemarchand
  • Brazil | Renato Hyuda de Luna Pedrosa and Hernan Chaimovich
  • European Union | Hugo Hollanders and Minna Kanerva
  • Southeast Europe | Djuro Kutlaca
  • European Free Trade Association | Hans Peter Hertig
  • Countries in the Black Sea basin | Deniz Eröcal and Igor Yegorov
  • Russian Federation | Leonid Gokhberg and Tatiana Kuznetsova
  • Central Asia | Nasibakhon Mukhitdinova
  • Iran | Kioomars Ashtarian
  • Israel | Daphne Getz and Zehev Tadmor
  • The Arab States | Moneef R. Zou'bi, Samia Mohamed-Nour, Jauad El-Kharraz and Nazar Hassan
  • West Africa | George Essegbey, Nouhou Diaby and Almamy Konte
  • East and Central Africa | Kevin Urama, Mammo Muchie and Remy Twiringiyimana
  • Southern Africa | Erika Kraemer–Mbula and Mario Scerri
  • South Asia | Dilupa Nakandala and Ammar Malik
  • India | Sunil Mani
  • China | Cong Cao
  • Japan | Yasushi Sato and Tateo Arimoto
  • Republic of Korea | Deok Soon Yim and Jaewon Lee
  • Malaysia | Rajah Rasiah and V.G.R. Chandran
  • Southeast Asia and Oceania | Tim Turpin, Jing A. Zhang, Bessie M. Burgos and Wasantha Amaradasa
Download Full-text PDF: http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002354/235406e.pdf

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Dr. Anup Kumar Das
Centre for Studies in Science Policy
School of Social Sciences
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi - 110067, India
Web: www.anupkumardas.blogspot.com

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