STI Policy & Capacity

STI Policy & Capacity in LDCs

The capacity development programme enhances science, technology and innovation (STI) capacities of LDCs through sub-programmes that aim to:

  • improve STI policymaking
  • establish collaborative innovation networks for LDC scientists, technologists and relevant public institutions to connect and collaborate with their global STI peers


STI capacity development is critical towards enhancing transformational capacity of LDCs to acquire new technologies and build domestic capacity. Such a knowledge base allows full utilization of newly acquired and existing technologies and promotes local capacity to address local needs on a sustainable basis for research and development.

Programmes & Initiatives

Learn more about our ongoing initiatives and activities below: