Advance Technology Alert System for Africa (ATAS - Africa Project)

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History

8-10 Dec 1986, Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), following 2 earlier meetings: 22-26 Oct 1984, Mbabane (Swaziland); 15-20 Dec 1985, Berlin West (Germany FR), within the framework of Advanced Technology Assessment System (ATAS). No longer active.

Aims

Strengthen endogenous capabilities to: assess newly emerging technologies and ascertain potential effects on socio-economic conditions in African countries; alert policy-makers, decision-makers, planners and entrepreneurs to adverse or favourable effects of technological advances, enabling them to achieve appropriate policy reorientation and develop necessary national capabilities to deal effectively with new technologies; inform interested groups of new technologies, enhance awareness and encourage appropriate action at various levels; assist in identifying and improving appropriate national technological infrastructures for reception and interpretation of data and information and for undertaking assessment and forecasting of local effects of new technologies.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Emergencies
  • Cybernetics
    • Systems
  • Economics
    • Economic
  • Technology
    • Technology

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGOAL 13: Climate Action

UIA Org ID

K0138

Last News Received

1987
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