“Introductory Workshop: Mapping the Science, Technology and Innovation System in Jamaica”

UNESCO’s Cluster Office for the Caribbean, the Ministry of Science, Energy and Technology (MSET), the National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST) and the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) hosted the “Introductory Workshop on Mapping the Science, Technology and Innovation System in Jamaica”. 4-5 May 2022, from 09:00 am to 02:00 pm, at the PCJ Auditorium in Kingston. Prof Ronald Young brought greetings on behalf of JNC-UNESCO. He is Chair of the Natural Science Advisory Committee, JNC-UNESCO

The workshop is within the framework of UNESCO’s Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN), an international initiative fostered by UNESCO’s Division of Science Policy and Capacity Building (SC/PCB) to generate reliable and relevant information about the different landscapes of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies around the world.

Participants in this workshop will understand how to use the methodology and tools of GO-SPIN in support of the implementation of Jamaica’s National STI Policy, which aims to contribute to Jamaica’s National Development Plan, Vision 2030. The workshop is the first step towards mapping and reviewing the structure of Jamaica’s STI governing bodies, national legal framework and policy instruments.