New Arab strategy for science, technology and innovation

Arab states have approved a strategy to harness science, technology and innovation for development by improving science education, upgrading and reforming universities, building research capacity and encouraging international cooperation. The 22 Arab states include eight countries in Africa, six in the Arabian Gulf and eight in Asia.The strategy for science, technology and innovation, or STI, was adopted at the 14th Congress of Ministers of Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Arab World held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 11-13 March.
It was prepared by a panel of experts from the Arab region with institutional support from the Tunisia-based Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, ALECSO, the Union of Arab Scientific Research Councils and UNESCO, among others. More information can be found here:http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=2014031411375640