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An eye opening CARICOM Science Report Card!

In June UNESCO released the seventh edition of its global Science Report which monitors trends in science governance worldwide to identify which development path countries are following. Chapter 6, co-authored by Dr. Alison Gajadhar (FST-Mona alum, Chemistry) and Emeritus Professor Ishenkumba Kahwa (former Dean FST-Mona), focuses on CARICOM.  In addition to providing regional and country level statistics, the chapter concludes that whereas the observed growth in scientific publications attests to a more vibrant research culture, the current emphasis on health research does not prepare Caribbean societies for the digital and green economies of tomorrow. It further notes that a near-total absence of data on research and development is penalizing science management at the national and regional levels.

To read the full UNESCO Science Report 2021:

To read Chapter 6 on CARICOM Science:





Published on 05 Jul, 2021

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