Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators

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Guyana
Presented by: Petal Jetoo
Area: 214,969 sq km
Population: 765,283 (2005
estimate)
Main Economic Activities:
Agriculture and Mining
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Institute of Applied Science and Technology – (IAST)
Ministry of Agriculture
◦ National Agriculture Research Institute – NARI
◦ Guyana Forestry Commission
◦ Guyana Sugar Corporation
◦ Guyana Rice Development Broad
Ministry of Health
◦ Food and Drug Department
University of Guyana
Private Sector
Guyana Geology and Mines Commission
Number of entries of CSEC Students for Math compared
with the Separate Sciences
120.00
100.00
80.00
Biology % Math
Chem % Math
60.00
Phy % Math
Agri Sc.%Math
40.00
Math
20.00
0.00
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
Number of Entries in Separate Sciences - CSEC
1200
900
Entries
Biology
Chemistry
600
Physics
300
0
2008
2009
2010
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Phase 1
Development of a
Framework
Document for a
Science,
Technology and
Innovation Policy
Phase 2
Development of a
Science ,
Technology and
Innovation Policy
and Action Plan
Implementation
of the Policy
and Action Plan
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Supply Side
◦ National Investments in Science and Technology
◦ Science Education
◦ Science and Technology Institutions
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Demand Side
 Transfer of Technology
 Demands by businesses
 Expenditure on importation of technology, consultants,
patents etc
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Output Side
 How is the productive sector affected?
 Innovative Projects
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As part of the S&T Action Plan being
developed to support the implementation of
the National Policy the following are
proposed:
◦ The re-establishment of National Science and
Technology Council
◦ The establishment of a Science and Technology
Secretariat
◦ The establishment of a line item for S&T in the
National Budget
◦ The collection of S&T data by the Statistics Bureau.
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Policy
Poverty
Reduction
strategy
Low Carbon
Development
Strategy
And
National
Competitiveness
Strategy
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National Development
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PresidentChairman
S&T
Advisor
Vice-Chairman –
Prime Minister
Members of the National
Science and Technology
Council
National S&T
Foundation
(Endowment
Fund)
Finance Ministry
- Planning
S&T Secretariat of
Council
Relevant Bodies
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