Elming and Kenneth Abrahamsson.
Foreword by evaluators:
Our task has been to make an in-depth assessment of Sida support
to Ministry of Science and Technology, MCT within the Research
Cooperation with Mozambique, with the purpose of evaluating the
relevance for a future support from Sida and to give
recommendations for improvements. Special attention has been paid
to the role of National research Council, FNI, its objective,
institutional setting and operations and dissemination of results.
We have also looked at the role of the Regional Centres for Science
and Technology (CRCTs), and tools of promoting science, technology
and innovation governed by the Ministry of Science and Technology,
The assessment has taken place during March and April, 2010 and
in close collaboration with MTC/FNI, the Swedish Embassy and Sida.
We would like to express our gratitude and satisfaction with the
support we have received from MCT and FNI in organising a very
tight programme and also provide a good mix of activities from
local visits in the agricultural sector and research environments
to the FNI-setting as well as introductory meeting and follow up at
the Ministry of Science and Technology, MTC.
Our overall assessment is that FNI, considering contextual and
infrastructural factors, well lives up to what can be expected from
a very young national research funding organization, both in terms
of research administration and management of funds and since the
start it has made substantial progress in the development of its
institutional context and good practices in operations. It is,
however, still an obvious need to continue to work with the
development of an optimal model for STI-support and management of
FNI in Mozambique. Thus, our assessment also comprises
recommendations for future development of FNI.
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