The private sector in the driving seat of the innovation strategy
Set-up around the concept of “National Innovation System” of ESCWA, the advocacy panels are one-day workshop that gather the main innovation stakeholders with the aim to strengthen the Innovation system, foster the coordination among actors involved, and improve concrete instruments of the innovation policy.
THE NEXT SOCIETY Advocacy Panels thus act as a national Task Force that facilitates public-private-academic dialogue, provides benchmarks and analyses, and share experiences on innovation and competitiveness.
In Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia, high-level steering committee gather EU and national private sector representatives and investors, relevant Ministries and their agencies, the EU Delegation as well as academic experts. All together they work to reinforce the National Innovation System and adopt appropriated actions to improve the innovation policy agenda and turn them into concrete services to innovators
Last stops: 2nd Advocacy Panel Tunisia – For an innovation policy agenda in Tunisia in February 2019; National Advocacy Panel for an Innovation Policy Agenda in Palestine in March 2019; 3rd Advocacy Panel for an Innovation Policy Agenda in Lebanon in October 2019.