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08 April 2015, Wednesday
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 10:15 Opening Session
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Address
Mr. Somchai Chatratana, National Science Technology and
Innovation Policy Office (STI), Ministry of Science and Technology
(MOST), Royal Thai Government
09:05 – 09:20 Remarks
Mr. Michael Williamson, Head, Asian and Pacific Centre of the
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (APCTT-ESCAP)Remarks
Mr. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, Research and Information
System for Developing Countries (RIS), India
09:20 – 09:40 Keynote Address – “NIS and Development of STI Strategies in the
Open Innovation Framework”Mr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology,
Government of Thailand
09:40 – 09:45 Background to NIS Forum and Vote of Thanks
Mr. N. Srinivasan, Coordinator, Science, Technology and Innovation,
09:45 – 09:55 Group Photo
09:55 – 10:15 Coffee/Tea break

Session I: NIS Diagnosis and STI Strategy Development – Current Methodologies and Emerging Approaches
Moderator: Mr. Chinawut Chinaprayoon, STI Office, MOST, Thailand

10:15 – 10:30 “Measuring Science, Technology and Innovation and STI indicators:
an Overview of Current Approaches
Mr. N. Srinivasan, APCTT-ESCAP
10:30 – 10:45 “Open Innovation Framework as a STI Strategy”
Mr. Ravi Srinivas, Consultant, Research and Information System for
Developing Countries (RIS), India
10:45 – 11:10 “Open Source Drug Discovery of India”
Ms. Sarala Balachandran Chief Scientist, CSIR & Project Director,
Open Source Drug Discovery (OSDD) Unit, Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR), India
11:10 – 11:40 The Four Capital (4C) Model: An Emerging Tool for Fostering STI-
Driven Sustainable Development
Mr. Bojan Radej, Chairman, Slovenian Evaluation Society, Slovenia
11:40 – 11:50 Question and Answer

22 November 2011, Tuesday
Session II: Panel Discussion I

11:50 – 12:30 Key issues in NIS Diagnosis and STI strategy development in the
Asia-Pacific Region

Moderator: Mr. Sachin Chaturvedi, RIS, India

- Mr. Anwar-ul- Hassan Gilani, Chairman, Pakistan Council for Science and Technology (PCST), Islamabad, Pakistan
- Mr. N. Srinivasan, APCTT-ESCAP
- Mr. Chaiyatorn Limapornvanich, Department Manager, Strategic
Innovation Unit, National Innovation Agency (NIA), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Thailand
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

Session III: Country Presentations on NIS Diagnosis and STI Strategy Development
Moderators: Mr. Michael Williamson and Mr. N. Srinivasan, APCTT-ESCAP

13:30 – 13:50 Bangladesh
Mr. Mustafa K. Mujeri, Director General, Bangladesh Institute of
Development Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh
13:50 – 14:10 China
Mr. Zhu Xinghua, Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Science
and Technology for Development (CASTED), Beijing, People’s
Republic of China
14:10 – 14:30 India
Mr. Praveen Arora, Centre for Human and Organizational, Research
and Development, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry
of Science and Technology, New Delhi, India
14:30 – 14:50 Indonesia
Ms. Trina Fizzanty, Director, Center for Science and Technology
Development Studies, Indonesia Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jakarta,
14:50 – 15:10 Islamic Republic of Iran
Mr. Hojat Hajihoseini, Head, Research Institute for New Technology
Development Studies (RINTDS), IROST, Tehran, Iran
15:10 – 15:30 Question and Answer
15:30 – 15:50 Coffee/Tea break
15:50 – 16:10 Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Mr. Manothong Vonglokham, Department of Technology and
Innovation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Lao People’s
Democratic Republic
16:10 – 16:30 Malaysia
Ms. Mareena Mahpudz, Ministry of Science, Technology and
Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia
16:30 – 16:50 Nepal
Mr. Ram Chandra Dhakal, Executive Director, Centre for Economic
Development and Administration (CEDA), Tribhuvan University,
Kathmandu, Nepal
16:50 – 17:10 Pakistan
Mr. Anwar-ul- Hassan Gilani, PCST, Pakistan
17:10 – 17:30 Question and Answer
18.00 – 20.00 Welcome Dinner

09 April 2015, Thursday

Session III: Continued
Moderator: Mr. Satyabrata Sahu, Coordinator, Technology Intelligence, APCTT-ESCAP

08:30 – 09:00 “GO-SPIN Tools and Methodologies for STI Policy Analysis and Monitoring”

Mr. Ahmed Fahmi, Programme Specialist, Science Policy and
Reform Section & Secretariat of the International Basic Sciences
Programme, UNESCO, Paris, France

09:00 – 09:25 Philippines
Ms. Navarro Adoracion, Philippines Institute for Development
Studies (PIDS), Makati, Metro Manila, the Philippines
09:25 – 09:50 Sri Lanka
Ms. Sirimali Fernando, CEO, Coordinating Secretariat for Science
Technology and Innovation (COSTI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
09:50 – 10:20 Thailand
Mr. Nathasit Gerdsri, College of Management Mahidol University,
10:20 – 10:30 Question and Answer
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/Tea break

Session IV: Panel Discussion II: Mainstreaming Gender in STI
Moderator: Ms. Sirimali Fermando, COSTI

11:00 – 12:00 Panelists:
Ms. Trina Fizzanty, LIPI, Indonesia
Ms. Mareena Mahpudz, MOSTI, Malaysia
Ms. Navarro Adoracion, PIDS, the Philippines
Ms. Sarala Balachandran, OSDD Unit, CSIR, India
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch break

Session V: Panel Discussion III: Regional and South-South cooperation in STI Capacity Building and Open Innovation as STI Strategy for the Post 2015 SDGs
Moderator: Mr. Michael Williamson, Head, APCTT-ESCAP

13:30 – 14:30 Panelists:
Mr. Zhu Xinghua, CASTED, Beijing, People’s Republic of China
Mr. Sachin Chaturvedi, RIS, India
Mr. Ahmed Fahmi, UNESCO, Paris, France
14:30 – 15:15 Closing Session
Brief Review and Summary of Key Elements Stemming from
Discussions and Closing Remarks
- Mr. Michael Williamson, Head, APCTT-ESCAP
- Mr. Chinawut Chinaprayoon, STI Office, MOST, Thailand
- Mr. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS, India
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee/Tea