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Science & Technology Role in Accelerated Socio-
Economic Achievement of Vision 2030
Dr. Moses K Rugutt
Ag. Secretary/CEO
N...
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION (ST&I)
AND VISION 2030
• Science, Technology and Innovation is the
foundation upon which ...
Economic
To maintain a
sustained economic
growth of 10% p.a.
over the next 16 years
Social
A just and cohesive society
enj...
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
DEVELOPMENT ROLE IN ACCELERATED
ACHIEVEMENT OF VISION 2030
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017...
GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS CONCERNS
7/3/2014
83
78
92 94
99
93
98
106
102
106
60
65
70
75
80
85
90
95
100
105
110
2003/4
2004/...
• Kenya 2013 Ranked 99 (in 2012 ranked 96) out of
142 countries.
Kenya No. 7 in Sub-Saharan
Africa
•Kenya among 18 countri...
1. Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) and Vision
2030
2. ST&I key enablers for comparative advantage and
competitiven...
ST&I PROPOSALS IN THE
VISION 2030 & CONSTITUTION
• Commitment to generation and management of a
knowledge-based economy th...
ST&I PROPOSALS IN THE
VISION 2030 & CONSTITUTION Conti.
• More resources to be devoted to:
• Develop a highly skilled huma...
ST&I AND DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES
• With population increases already taking place
(Kenya pop. Growth rate is estimated at 2...
ST&I AND DEVELOPMENT
CHALLENGES Conti..
• Knowledge brokers, especially professional
associations (High-Level Expert Group...
ST&I AND DEVELOPMENT
CHALLENGES Conti..
•increase, expand and improve individual and institutional
access to necessary tec...
7/3/2014
• Promote research, development and innovation by
implementing the approved 2 percent GDP allocation;
• Contribut...
• Promote development of ST&I culture at basic levels of
education through:
– Elevating Science, Technology, Engineering a...
ROLE OF NACOSTI IN ST&I SECTOR
• The National Commission for Science, Technology and
Innovation (NACOSTI), is the lead gov...
ST&I GRANT PRODUCTS
• Research
• Innovations
• Postgraduates - Ph.D & M.Sc/MA
• Women Scientists
• Research facilities
• S...
7/3/2014
RESEARCH CHAIRS PROGRAM
The NACOSTI – IDRC project is currently supporting
research Chairs in universities in are...
SUMMARY OF ST&I GRANT FUNDED PROJECTS (2009-2013)
Summary of ST&I grant funding categories - Funded projects (2009-
2012)
...
Disciplines
1st Call
(2008/09)
2nd Call
(2009/10)
3rd Call
(2010/11)
4th Call
(2011/12)
5th Call
(2012/13)
Single Discipli...
STRATEGIC PLAN 2014-2018
The Plan is based on 5 major pillars:
1. Promotion: popularizing ST&I among the Kenyan public
thr...
4. Coordination: priority setting and development of national
research agenda and its implementation, coordination of
coun...
Best Innovation Stand in ASK Show 2013
7/3/2014
15
Email: secretary@nacosti.go.ke
http://www.nacosti.go.ke/
7/3/2014
16
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Science and Technology Role in Accelerated Socio-economic achievement of vision 2030

  1. 1. Science & Technology Role in Accelerated Socio- Economic Achievement of Vision 2030 Dr. Moses K Rugutt Ag. Secretary/CEO National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI) CELEBRATING THE ADVANCES OF BIOTECHNOLOGY FOR FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL SECURITY IN KENYA 30TH JUNE, 2014
  2. 2. SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION (ST&I) AND VISION 2030 • Science, Technology and Innovation is the foundation upon which the realization of the Vision 2030 achievements is hinged. • ST&I is expected to provide the cutting edge of our global competitiveness & promote greater efficiencies in the key sectors projects especially in health and agriculture. • Kenya Vision 2030, recognizes the critical role Modern Biotechnology and commits to review related policy, legal, regulatory and institutional framework for accelerated national economic development. 1
  3. 3. Economic To maintain a sustained economic growth of 10% p.a. over the next 16 years Social A just and cohesive society enjoying equitable social development in a clean and secure environment Political An issue-based, people- centered, result-oriented, and accountable democratic political system Kenya Vision 2030 A globally competitive and prosperous nation with a high quality of life by 2030 A sustained economic growth of 10% per annum from year 2015 Vision 2030 recognize Science, Technology and Innovation One of the Key Enablers for comparative advantage and competitiveness 2
  4. 4. AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ROLE IN ACCELERATED ACHIEVEMENT OF VISION 2030 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Overall GDP 4.6 6.1 7.2 8.7 9.1 10.1 Agriculture 3.8 5.1 6.5 6.8 7.1 7.2 Industry 4.5 6.0 7.6 8.6 10.1 10.2 Services 4.8 6.5 7.3 9.4 10.0 10.1 3 Fig 1: Real GDP and Sectoral Growth Targets 2013-2017 (Source KIPPRA Macro Model)
  5. 5. GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS CONCERNS 7/3/2014 83 78 92 94 99 93 98 106 102 106 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100 105 110 2003/4 2004/5 2005/6 2006/7 2007/8 2008/9 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 GCIRANK YEAR OF REPORTING Trend in GCI Rank-Kenya (1) GLOBAL COMPETETIVE INDEX (GCI) 4
  6. 6. • Kenya 2013 Ranked 99 (in 2012 ranked 96) out of 142 countries. Kenya No. 7 in Sub-Saharan Africa •Kenya among 18 countries that demonstrate rising levels of innovation compared with their peers in the same income group. GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS CONCERNS Cont.5
  7. 7. 1. Science, Technology & Innovation (ST&I) and Vision 2030 2. ST&I key enablers for comparative advantage and competitiveness 3. Agricultural Science & Technology Development Role in Accelerated Achievement of Vision 2030 4. Global Competitiveness Concerns 5. ST&I Proposals In the Vision 2030 & Constitution 6. ST&I and Development Challenges 7. Reversing the Observed Trend 8. Role of NACOSTI in ST&I Sector 9. NACOSTI Strategic Plan (2014-2018)7/3/2014
  8. 8. ST&I PROPOSALS IN THE VISION 2030 & CONSTITUTION • Commitment to generation and management of a knowledge-based economy thro’ • Intensified application of ST&I to raise productivity and efficiency levels across the three pillars. • More resources to be devoted to: • expand and improve access to technologies that increase production and quality in range of products; • strengthening capacity for industrial innovation and the development of new products and services; 6
  9. 9. ST&I PROPOSALS IN THE VISION 2030 & CONSTITUTION Conti. • More resources to be devoted to: • Develop a highly skilled human resources base that can address grand societal challenges in the coming years; • Educate the public and create awareness on the whole subject of modern biotechnology and the role it plays in national social economic development; • Delivery of genetic modified (GM) crop varieties of commercial production by Kenyan Farmers. 7
  10. 10. ST&I AND DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES • With population increases already taking place (Kenya pop. Growth rate is estimated at 2.8% per annum), further stress is predicted on arable land, water and biodiversity resources; • United Nations (UNDP 2007) report after improving water management in irrigated agriculture and upgrading of rain fed agriculture - water supplies are expected to fall short by 2050 ; •Vision 2030 projects, programmes and initiatives – foster on science knowledge and enabling technologies for necessary interventions to looming future challenges. 8
  11. 11. ST&I AND DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES Conti.. • Knowledge brokers, especially professional associations (High-Level Expert Group) are not active in deploying key enabling technologies; • Lack of graduate internship support to integrate new knowledge required for service sector especially in health and agriculture sectors or technology-based enterprises. •Vision 2030 projects, programmes and initiatives - target low productivity, under employment and fragmented efforts to stimulate diversified economy and create competitiveness. 9
  12. 12. ST&I AND DEVELOPMENT CHALLENGES Conti.. •increase, expand and improve individual and institutional access to necessary technology and knowledge platforms, promote public participation and enhance public private partnerships for investment efficiency and productivity growth. 10
  13. 13. 7/3/2014 • Promote research, development and innovation by implementing the approved 2 percent GDP allocation; • Contribute to strengthening individual and institutional scientific talents; • Ensure Public, Youth and Gender participation; • Promote Academia-Industry Linkages; • Link national ST&I policies and initiatives to County Integrated Development Plans to ensure successful implementation of government priorities; • Integrate cutting-edge technologies to ensure improved quality and standards of citizens; • Strengthen IPR regimes. REVERSING THE OBSERVED TRENDS11
  14. 14. • Promote development of ST&I culture at basic levels of education through: – Elevating Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education – Support/encourage development of science demonstration centres – Support development of capacity of Mathematics and Science teachers – Initiating forums for showcasing ST&I at primary and secondary school levels – Encourage revision of basic education curriculum to be ST&I oriented.7/3/2014 12 REVERSING THE OBSERVED TRENDS Conti.
  15. 15. ROLE OF NACOSTI IN ST&I SECTOR • The National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), is the lead government agency on all matters relating to scientific and technological activities and research necessary for proper development of the country. • The ST&I Act, 2013 provides a framework for a coordinated approach to the management of a knowledge based economy to achieve the aspirations of the Kenya Vision 2030 and compliance with the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. • The Act is meant to facilitate the advice, promotion, coordination and regulation of Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I) progresses in the country.7/3/2014 13
  16. 16. ST&I GRANT PRODUCTS • Research • Innovations • Postgraduates - Ph.D & M.Sc/MA • Women Scientists • Research facilities • Support for Conferences/Symposia • Bilateral programs • Post-doctoral research • University Research Chairs • Incentives for publications • University-Industry linkages
  17. 17. 7/3/2014 RESEARCH CHAIRS PROGRAM The NACOSTI – IDRC project is currently supporting research Chairs in universities in areas of agricultural biotechnology and health systems .
  18. 18. SUMMARY OF ST&I GRANT FUNDED PROJECTS (2009-2013) Summary of ST&I grant funding categories - Funded projects (2009- 2012) Category 1st Call 2nd Call 3rd Call 4th Call 5th Call Total Research projects 92 31 28 17 21 189 Women scientists 14 32 26 18 90 Innovations 14 8 19 33 74 PhD students 22 41 78 100 241 MSc/MA Students 22 24 48 100 194 Post-Doctoral 19 17 36 Research facilities 4 4 8 Sponsorship of Conferences 30 31 15 100 Kenya/ S. Africa joint projects 6 10 11 27 NACOSTI-Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) joint projects 2 2 1 5 Kenya/German joint PhD programme (DAAD) 54 Incentive for Publications * Total 975 *This has recently been rolled out and so far a total of 40 papers published in referred journals have been received and an incentive of $50 to $200 per paper paid -245 projects approved for support this FY
  19. 19. Disciplines 1st Call (2008/09) 2nd Call (2009/10) 3rd Call (2010/11) 4th Call (2011/12) 5th Call (2012/13) Single Disciplines Multi-disciplinary Environmental and Natural Resources 30 4 THEMATIC AREA = FOOD SECURITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE THEMATIC AREA = ENGINEERI NG AND RENEWABL E ENERGY THEMATIC AREA = HEALTH, WATER & SANITATION Agriculture 18 6 Energy 8 5 Industry 12 4 Health 9 8 ICT 5 2 Social sciences 10 2 Total 92 31 28 17 21 FUNDED THEMATIC RESEARCH PROJECTS
  20. 20. STRATEGIC PLAN 2014-2018 The Plan is based on 5 major pillars: 1. Promotion: popularizing ST&I among the Kenyan public through awareness creation and effective Science and technology communication and publicity programs 2. Advisory: develop or strengthen policies on effective ST&I financing , capacity development and ST&I adoption and utilization 3. Regulation: licensing of research, registration and accreditation of research institutions, quality inspections and monitoring of the ST&I sector 7/3/2014 14
  21. 21. 4. Coordination: priority setting and development of national research agenda and its implementation, coordination of county, national and international programs and periodic determination of ST&I contribution to national development 5. Institutional Strengthening: building a strong institutional structure that will deliver the Commissions' mandate through resource mobilization, human and infrastructure capacity development, ICT and Customer Focus. 7/3/2014
  22. 22. Best Innovation Stand in ASK Show 2013 7/3/2014 15
  23. 23. Email: secretary@nacosti.go.ke http://www.nacosti.go.ke/ 7/3/2014 16

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