Thursday, August 10, 2006

RFI by 31 Aug: design of African Science & Innovation Facility

From e-mail circulated:

At its second conference in September 2005 the African Ministerial Council
on Science and Technology (AMCOST) decided that the New Partnership for
Africa's Development (NEPAD) should explore the options for creating an
African Science and Innovation Facility (ASIF) to mobilize the continent's and international technical and financial resources for the implementation of Africa's Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action (CPA).

The Office of Science and Technology (OST) of NEPAD has commissioned a
consultation to seek views about the proposed ASIF, its mission, functions and governance.

If you are interested in participating in this consultation we would be
grateful if you would send your responses to the following questionnaire by email to, following the numbering system. We would also be grateful if you would indicate in which country you currently reside and the sector in which you work. For example, government, university, business, NGO, aid agency, other (please identify).

View the questionnaire here:

The deadline for responses is 31 August 2006.

Thank you for your collaboration.

Yours faithfully,

The ASIF Project Team


From web site

A team of international experts have been commissioned to review other regions' experiences, consult widely with stakeholders, and to develop and propose specific options for the mission, objectives, organizational configuration and governance of the proposed African Science and Innovation Facility (ASIF). The questionnaire is aimed at eliciting your views and ideas about the proposed ASIF. The deadline for responses is 31 August 2006. Download the questionnaire in English or French.


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