The Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) invites you to a Stakeholder Awareness Workshop on the 2019 White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation to be held on 27 June 2019 at Future Africa Conference Centre, at the University of Pretoria.
The White Paper on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) was approved by Cabinet in 2019. The White Paper sets a long-term policy direction for the South African Government to ensure the growing role for the STI, which is aligned to developmental challenges of the country. The paper is based on the extensive review of the National System of Innovation (NSI) and focuses on using STI to accelerate inclusive economic growth and to assist South Africa to benefit from global development such as rapid technological advancements, geo-political and demographic shifts. The new White Paper seeks to ensure that South Africa benefits from the potential of STI to advance the objectives of the National Development Plan (NDP).