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ISTIC Certified Training Programme on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy and Management for Developing Countries (ICPS)
17-24 August 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Academician Dato’ Ir. (Dr.) Lee Yee Cheong 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

Group Photo of Officials and Participants

The ICPS was successfully held from 17-24 August 2015 at Swiss Garden Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This is the 16th training programme in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Policy organised by ISTIC which was supported by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Perdana School of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

A total of 30 selected participants from 21 countries including Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Seychelles, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Zambia and Malaysia attended the training programme.

The training programme was officiated by Dato’ Sri Dr. Noorul Ainur Binti Mohd. Nur, Secretary General, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia.

The main objective of training workshop is 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.

Tan Sri Dr. Omar Abdul Rahman delivering his lecture

Participants during the training workshop

The training programme provided the following learning experience to the participants:

  • Learning key principles related to STI Policy and Management
  • Focused on Food Security
  • 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

The programme also included site visit to Malaysian Agrifood Corporation Berhad, Ringlet, Cameron Highlands to allow the participants to get the first-hand information about agriculture technology, horticulture supply chain and food security.


Dr. Baharuddin Abdul Ghani, Senior Vice President, MAFC giving a briefing on Malaysian Agrifood Corporation Berhad (MAFC)

Dr. Baharuddin Bin Abdul Ghani, Senior Vice President, MAFC explaining about the production plant

Group Photo at Malaysian Agrifood Corporation Berhad, Ringlet, Cameron Highlands

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

Certificate of attendance were given to all participants during the closing ceremony.

A participant from Seychelles delivering his
group presentation

A participant from Qatar receiving her certificate