Togo to increase funding for scientific research

jeudi, 31 décembre 2020 17:16
Togo to increase funding for scientific research

(Togo First) - Togo recently adopted a national strategy for research and innovation covering the 2020-2030 decade. 

The document was validated by the ministry of higher education and scientific research on December 22, during a two-day meeting which gathered researchers, central directors, as well as the country’s technical and financial partners.

Among others, the new strategy is aimed at tackling Togo’s shortcomings in terms of research, and defining its main directions, taking into account economic and development ambitions falling under the national development plan (PND). 

Most importantly, the objective is to solve financing issues, by raising national GDP’s quota dedicated to research. “While African Union states have agreed to invest 1% of GDP in research, here we dedicate between 0.15 and 0.22% of the GDP,” said Prof. Kouami Kokou, national director of research at the ministry of higher education.

The two other main axes covered by the new strategy are “how to provide the country with research structures” and “the transfer of research; how to make research benefit the communities.”

Ayi Renaud Dossavi

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