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:

Blind faith in technology
Blind faith in technology
Blind faith in 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
Excessive dependence of local communities on outside services
Excessive dependence of local communities on outside services
Fragmentation of technological development
Inadaptation of technology to man
Inadequate research and development capacity
Inadequate use of information technology
Inadequate use of information technology
Inadequate use of information technology
Instability in high-technology manufacturing industries
Insufficient access to technology for agricultural upgrading
Insufficient access to technology for agricultural upgrading
Irresponsible scientific and technological activity
Lack of specialized technology
Limited social context in developing technology
Maldistribution of science and technology
Maldistribution of science and technology
Over-specialization in technology
Profit-motivated utilization of construction technology
Profit-motivated utilization of construction technology
Profit-motivated utilization of construction technology
Protectionism in the high-technology industries
Protectionism in the high-technology industries
Protectionism in the high-technology industries
Restrictions on technology adaptations
Restrictions on technology research and development
Restrictions on technology research and development
Technological monoculture
Technological monoculture
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