strategy

Enhancing scientific and technological research

Synonyms:
Holding research symposia
Strengthening scientific research
Supporting scientific research
Fostering scientific competitiveness
Description:
Scientific experimentation and technological applications for more effective means of creating material progress.
Implementation:
Founded in 1974, the European Science Foundation (ESF) is a non-governmental international association of major funding organizations concerned with the promotion of fundamental research, fundamental sciences in all fields, and the focusing on strategic scientific issues. Currently, the ESF is composed of 54 member organizations from 20 European countries.
Claim:
Governments at the appropriate level, with the support of the relevant international and regional organizations, should strengthen scientific research and technological development programmes, including diffusion through national and regional institutions, particularly in meteorology, hydrology, forestry, soil sciences and plant sciences.
Counter Claim:
Development depends on many factors beyond science and technology, and it is in the more difficult cultural and political arenas that development efforts are stymied.
Problems:
Abuse of science and technology in capitalism
Blind faith in technology
Computer development trade war
Dependence on imported technology
Dependence on information technology
Dependence on sophisticated technology for development
Elimination of traditional skills
Elitist control of construction technology
Elitist control of information technology
Environmental hazards constraining scientific research
Excessive dependence of local communities on outside services
Fear of new technology
Forged scientific data
Fragmentation of technological development
Inadaptation of technology to man
Inadequate research and development capacity
Inadequate use of information technology
Inappropriate emphasis on prestige technology
Inflexible technology
Instability in high-technology manufacturing industries
Insufficient access to technology for agricultural upgrading
Irrelevance of science and technology
Irresponsible scientific and technological activity
Lack of specialized technology
Limited social context in developing technology
Maldistribution of science and technology
Monopolization of technology by transnational corporations
Over-specialization in technology
Profit-motivated utilization of construction technology
Proliferation of technology
Proliferation of unprocessed scientific data
Protectionism in the high-technology industries
Public non-accountability of organizations developing technology
Resistance to technology education
Restrictions on technology adaptations
Restrictions on technology research and development
Restrictive business practices in technology transactions
Technological monoculture
Technology gap between countries
Unbalanced application of communications technology
Underdeveloped technological skill
Vulnerability of high technology systems
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure