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2016 National High Level STI Policy and Strategy Development Workshop in Ethiopia
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STEPI-IICC, in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) of Ethiopia, conducted 2016 National High Level STI Policy and Strategy Development Workshop from 22nd to 26th of August at Pyramid Hotel, in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. This workshop was designed to provide high-level STI policy makers of Ethiopia with a spectrum of state-of-the-art training opportunities including experiential learning with an emphasis on STI planning and technology transfer.

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The program consisted of 5 lectures on key elements of STI policy making, sessions for group discussion and exercises facilitated by Korean experts, and site visit to LRT locomotive assembly factory located in the automotive industrial zone in Bishoftu.

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The overarching objective of the workshop was to contribute to the development of STI policy which effectively addresses diverse socio-economic challenges faced by the country. More specifically, during this tailor-made workshop Korean experts shared Korean STI policy experiences with topics of STI policy for national development, feasibility check of STI policy and strategy, effective STI master plan, technology transfer and commercialization and regional innovation policy.

With participation of H.E. Professor Afework Kassu, State Minister of MoST, and representatives of science and technology research organizations and universities, the workshop also served as a platform for exchanging their ideas to further STI cooperation among innovation actors of the two countries.
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