Korea to host KOICA training program titled “High Level STI Policy and Strategy Development”

Baku, October 8, AZERTAC

An orientation meeting has been held at the KOICA Azerbaijan Office for Isa Gasimov, Deputy Director of Baku Engineering University Technopark, who is going to represent Azerbaijan at the KOICA Training Program titled “High Level Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and Strategy Development” to be held in Korea on October 11–30. The training program aims to learn about Korea’s strategic approaches to STI policies for economic development, to understand basic elements needed for establishment and implementation of science technology policies, as well as, policy tools for national development, to exchange views on development issues or challenges facing the world and individual countries in the field of science and technology. The implementing agency of the training program is Science and Technology Policy Institute of the Republic of Korea.

Program coordinator Parvin Garazade emphasized that the training programs have a significant contribution in human resources development of Azerbaijan. She noted that KOICA Fellows have undertaken many events in Azerbaijan such as annual receptions, knowledge sharing programs, public awareness campaigns and charity events. She invited Gasimov to actively participate at the KOICA Alumni Association’s Events and play a substantial role in fostering the cooperation between the two countries.

The KOICA is a state agency, which was established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Republic of Korea in 1991, in order to implement grant and cooperation programs for developing nations. The KOICA has been inviting Azerbaijani public officials to various fellowship and scholarship programs since 1994. As of 2018, the number of KOICA alumni has reached over 680.

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