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KIPPRA participated in a workshop on Institutional Technology Policies and Strategies in East Africa organized by Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research Organization (STIPRO). The workshop which was held on April 9, 2013 at Regency Park Hotel, Tanzania, attracted research and development institutions, universities and relevant government ministries.
The workshop shed light on the grey areas in the nexus between knowledge generation activities and knowledge use in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. KIPPRA was represented by two Policy Analysts: Eliud Moyi and Anne Gitonga, who presented a paper on Science Technology and Innovation in Kenya. The paper identifies and summarizes key policies and laws that address Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) and Research and Development-R&D (directly and indirectly); provides information on the size and type of R&D; and identifies some of the challenges associated with knowledge use/transfer in Kenya. Similar studies conducted in Uganda and Tanzania were also presented by Advocates for Coalition for development and Environment (ACODE) and STIPRO, respectively.
KIPPRA is organizing a national workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Policies and Strategies in East Africa on May 3, 2013 at Sarova Panafric Hotel, Nairobi, where findings of the background studies carried out in the three countries will be presented to key stakeholders. The objective of the workshop is to provoke debate based on the presentations whilst also identifying possible areas for further research based on the knowledge gaps. A similar workshop will be conducted in Uganda in May 2013.