Following is the text of press note issued by
This was expressed by Mr.
He said that the socio economic development of a country depends upon its scientific and technological base and capacity. Citing the example of
He mentioned the manifesto of the present government in which S and T sector has been placed prominently. The Minister stressed upon the establishment of strong linkages among the research institutes, academia and entrepreneurs with a view to reorient R and D towards market requirements leading to national socio economic development.
He lauded the initiative taken by the PCST to conduct technology foresight exercises in the areas of Agriculture, education, information communication technologies, environment, health, energy, industry, biotechnology, nanotechnology, water and electronics etc, in
Speaking at the occasion, Prof. Dr.
She said that the workshop brought together scholars, scientists, researchers and teachers to share ideas and knowledge about various aspects of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy and sought their valuable suggestions for the implementation of the policy.
Many participants expressed concerns over the financial crunch in the S and T sector which is only 0.5% of the GDP. They emphasized the need to enhance this allocation so that the STI policy could be implemented in true spirit. Dr. Mukhtar, Chairman HEC was of the view that only preparation of policy documents is not the solution of the dismal condition of S and T sector.
It is the need of the hour to seriously put the heads together and implement the policy so that the trickledown effect to the poor masses could be observed. The country representative UNIDO, Mr. Esam Alqararh has also thanked the participants and lauded the efforts of PCST for the development of S and T in the country.
It is pertinent to mention that in the workshop, four expert panel reports based on Technology Foresight exercise and a book on Productive Scientists of
The issues dealing with the Technology Foresight disciplines was highlighted to seek the recommendations from the experts to resolve the same. Suggestions were also sought from the experts about the future Technology Foresight related activities in the county. Further, the ways and means for National and International collaboration were discussed.
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