By Sarauniya G. Usman, Anuja
As fall out of the Stakeholders’ Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators Survey for Nigeria and Technology Audit of Selected Economic Sectors organised by the National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) between Monday, 13th May and Friday, 17th May, 2019 in Abuja, the Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
“The National Centre for Technology Management is an Agency of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology saddled with the responsibility to provide critical knowledge support in the area of science, technology and innovation management for sustainable development”.
The MOU, aimed to further help the Agency accomplish its mandates, has as terms of reference the following, among others: to design and deliver training programmes in the area of research methodology, survey development, data gathering, analysis, and application for policy makers and officers in MDAs for socio-economic development in Nigeria; to exchange ideas, concepts, training manuals and brochure for parties to incorporate relevant framework in the short-term training programmes; to share sampling frame, data and knowledge for research and training purposes; to review, ensure quality control and endorse existing
NACETEM’s survey instruments and statistical reports, and adopt such as part of official national statistics; and to initiate the process of integrating NACETEM into the National Consultative Committee on Statistics (NCCS).
This collaboration shows the commitment of NACETEM to ensuring that all-inclusive approach is adopted in carrying out its activities, particularly in the development of Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators for the nation, policy research projects which help remove guesswork from governance and its consultancy activities, as no dynamic organisation can operate in isolation.