The objectives of the STI for SDGs Roadmaps in Africa project are to contribute to the formulation of effective STI policies and strategies and to support the development of effective innovation ecosystems towards the SDGs in Africa, in line with the EU priorities for STI cooperation with Africa. The focus of the project is to contribute to the strengthening of STI capacities and build more inclusive and sustainable societies.
The Joint Research Centre has developed a novel approach to operational roadmaps for future investments in research and innovation priorities, applying it specifically to this project. These roadmaps are based on the unique potentials and challenges of each target country and mobilise science, technology and innovation to address key societal, environmental and economic issues in line with the achievement of the SDGs. The methodological approach stems from the experience of Smart Specialisation Strategies in the European Union and beyond and the successful adaptation of Smart Specialisation approach to the rationale of STI for SDGs roadmaps as defined by United Nation’s Inter-Agency Task Team (UNIATT) in cooperation with JRC.
Guidebook for the Preparation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for SDGs Roadmaps