Capacity Building in Developing Countries
Building Science, Engineering and Technology Capacity
Building science, engineering and technology capacity in developing countries is crucial to the development issues that face the world today, including economic growth, poverty reduction, improved health and sustainable development. UNESCO identifies capacity building as one of the five functions that the Organization performs. Capacity development is complex and multi-dimensional and occurs at the individual, organisational and institutional level.
The UK National Commission for UNESCO (UKNC) is working in a number of areas to support science, engineering and technology capacity building in developing countries, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa.
Select from the below list of topics to learn more about our work in science, engineering and technology capacity building in developing countries.
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- Science Communication
- Promoting effective and responsible science communication to improve people's understanding of the relevance of science to their everyday lives
- Access to Research Outputs
- Improving access to research outputs, including journals, literature and data, for developing country researchers, students, practitioners, policymakers and journalists
- Learned Societies
- Promoting effective and coordinated action amongst UK scientific learned societies in undertaking capacity building activities in developing countries
- Engineering Education in Africa
- Experts leading on the UK National Commission's work on educating Africa's engineers of tomorrow so that they are able to address global and local issues of direct relevance to their context and meet emerging needs