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International Training Programme on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy and Management for Developing Countries (ITPS)
31 July - 4 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Group photo of officials and participants

The ITPS 2017 was successfully held from 31 July - 4 August 2017 at Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The training programme was officiated by Associate Prof. Dr. Ramzah Dambul, Deputy Secretary-General (STI) representing Datuk Seri Dr. Mohd Azhar Bin Hj. Yahaya, Secretary-General, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia. The welcome remarks was done by ISTIC Governing Board Chairman, Dato’ Dr. Samsudin Tugiman FASc. and Dr. Ismael Abdelhamid, Expert and Science Directorate, ISESCO representing the Director-General of ISESCO.
 

Dato’ Dr. Samsudin Tugiman FASc., Chairman of ISTIC Governing Board giving his welcome remarks 
 

Dr. Ismail AbdelHamid, Expert and Science Directorate, ISESCO representing the Director-General of ISESCO giving his address
  
This is the 20th training programme on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy organised by ISTIC which was supported by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia, Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) and Islamic Development Bank (IDB).
 
26 participants which consisted delegates from 18 countries comprising Algeria, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, Uzbekistan and Malaysia attended the workshop, 19 were males and 7 were females.
 
The main objective of training workshop was to provide the necessary knowledge and sharing of experience to participants in order to ensure that they are in good position to face the challenges in driving socio-economic transformation through the strategic management of science, technology and innovation.
 
Two keynote speakers highlighted the importance and significance of the digital economy. They was Tengku Datuk Dr. Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen Tengku Ibrahim, Vice President of Academy of Sciences Malaysia deliver his talk on “Migrating to the knowledge-based economy and society through digital transformation challenges, opportunities and policy implications” while Datuk (Dr.) Hafsah Hashim, CEO of SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) presenting her lecture titled “Building Malaysia’s Digital Future - The Role of SMECorp”.
 

Tengku Datuk Dr. Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen, Vice President of Academy of Sciences Malaysia delivering his talk on “Migrating to the knowledge-based economy and society through digital transformation challenges, opportunities and policy implications”
 

Datuk (Dr.) Hafsah Hashim, CEO of SME Corporation Malaysia (SME Corp) presenting her lecture titled “Building Malaysia’s Digital Future - The Role of SMECorp”

 

The participants gained the following experiences:

  • Learning key principles related to STI Policy and Management
  • A group project on Transforming SMEs and Traditional Economic Sectors by Leveraging Digital Technology.
  • Get to apply Best Practices in STI Management through Projects
  • Acquire key competencies in:-
    • STI Policy and Management
    • Development of Policy Responses
    • Applying Technology Management Best Practices in implementing policies
    • Developing human capital agenda in delivering the STI policies
    • Creating Support Systems for the National Innovation System
    • Enhancing National Capacity in STI

 


Training programme in session


Tan Sri Dr. Omar Abdul Rahman delivering his lecture

The programme included a visit to Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to allow participants to get first-hand information about digital entrepreneurship and digital initiatives to leverage digital technology for the digital economy in Malaysia. The participants also had the chance to get acquainted with three successful digital entrepreneurs and learnt their success stories.


Site visit to MDEC, Cyberjaya

 

At the end of the workshop, the participants were required to do group assignments and present it to the three judges and other participants. The group with the best presentation was awarded with the prize. 

 


Participants doing their group assignment during the training workshop
 

A participant from Jordan delivering his group presentation
 

Dato’ Dr. Sharifah Maimunah Syed Zin, Director of ISTIC delivering her closing remarks
 

Group 2 with awards for the best group
 

A participant from Senegal receiving his certificate