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Workshop on Ethiopian STI Roadmap

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STEPI researchers and Korean experts participated in a workshop hosted by the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology (FDRE MoST) from 30 March 2015 to 4 April in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. Vice President Dr. Jungwon Lee and IICC Director Dr. Hwang-hee Cho participated in to review a guideline for STI roadmap during the visit. CEO of private STI policy consultancy provider KnowledgeWorks Dr. Chulwon Lee and Professor of Seoul National University ITTP program Dr. Hyenyoung Yoon also joined them to contribute to the development of previous work of STI roadmap, which the Ethiopian government has been prepared.

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On 2nd April an open session was held with more than 30 participants from the science and technology community and relevant institutions in Ethiopia. The presence of H.E. Demitu Hambisa Bonsa who moderated the session highlighted the event. During her opening speech, H.E. Demitu said that the session would serve as a foundation for the development of national STI roadmap project and expressed her sincere thanks to Korean experts and STEPI. Participants had a fruitful occasion to bring together opinions to support national development. Ethiopia has a plan to develop its economy as a middle income country by 2025, and STEPI-IICC is closely working together with FDRE MoST, which endeavors to support its national vision with its science and technology policy instruments.
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