Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers

 

Recommendation on Science and Scientific Researchers


Republic of Sierra Leone

10 Key Areas

Measures taken by Member States (2021)
Were translations made?
no
What improvements could be made?
No improvements.
Was it transmitted to competent authorities?
yes
What improvements could be made?
The Questionnaire is too long. It needs to be reviewed and made compact by blending the first and second parts.
Were consultations held?
yes
Please state which were made and which could still be made
Annex A.
Were new measures taken for compliance?
N/A
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
N/A
Data on Conditions of Scientific Researchers
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Non-Discrimination and Diversity in Employment of Researchers
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
no
Target 9.5 of Agenda 2030
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
Capacities for Research Informing Public Policy and Decision-making
Were new measures taken for compliance?
no
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
yes
Science Diplomacy
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
Brain Drain
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
1. The responsibility of science towards the United Nations’ ideals of human dignity, progress, justice, peace, welfare of humankind and respect for the environment.
Helps achieve Sustainable Development Goals
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
Helps achieve Gender Equality
Were new measures taken for compliance?
yes
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
yes
2. The need for science to meaningfully interact with society and vice versa.
Knowledge Society
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
Peaceful Applications of S&T
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
Scientific Culture
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
3. The role of science in national policy and decision making, international cooperation and development.
Uses S&T Knowledge for Decision-Making and Policy
Were new measures taken for compliance?
yes
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
yes
Scientists Advise Government
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
4. Promoting science as a common good.
Openness
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
5. Inclusive and non-discriminatory work conditions and access to education and employment in science.
Non-Discrimination and Diversity
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
6. Any scientific conduct is subject to universal human rights standards.
Human Right to Science
Were new measures taken for compliance?
yes
Please state which were made and which could still be made and whether any is foreseen
yes
Human Right to Health
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
Other Human Rights
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
7. Balancing the freedoms, rights, and responsibilities of researchers.
Scientific Freedom and Scientific Responsibility
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
8. Scientific integrity and ethical codes of conduct for science and research and their technical applications.
Regulations Impacting on Research
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
Ethics Infrastructure
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
9. The vital importance of human capital for a sound and responsible science system.
Careers, Mobility
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered?
yes
Learning
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
International Travel
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
Social Security
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
Appraisal
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
10. The role of Member States in creating an enabling environment for science and research.
Infrastructure and S&T Services
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
Public Funding
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
Work Conditions
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
no
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
Publication
Have measures been taken to implement the norms and standards of the Recommendation?
yes
Have any obstacles to compliance with its norms and standards been encountered ?
yes
Science, Technology and Innovation for SDGs
In the period 2017-2020 were measures in place to encourage that STI is geared to help achieve SDGs?
yes
If yes, please describe
Presence of ICT policy (in draft) which encompasses STI in the Ministry of Information. Establishment of Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI). Establishment of Directorates of Science Education and Technology and Innovation in the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education. Creating a separate Ministry of Environment to management climate change and other environmental affairs. Establishment of Environmental Protection Agency. Conservation Society of Sierra Leone. National Resources management agency. Sierra Leone Institution of Engineers. Sierra Leone National Cohesion Conference.
Are there any obstacles to achieving SDGs observed in your country that relate to the STI system?
yes
If yes, please describe
No legal framework for STI yet. Inadequate teachers in Sciences. Cultural stereotype. Inadequate Resources. No standalone STI Policy . No standalone government Ministry for STI (STI in Sierra Leone is handled by Ministry of Technical and Higher Education).
Does your country have an overall integrated plan for designing and developing STI policies and practices geared towards achieving the SDGs, such as an STI roadmap for SDGs (this practice is encouraged by the UN)?
no
If yes, please describe and attach
No separate STI roadmap/document for SDGs but embedded within the broader policy statements and the Government’s manifesto for Human Capital Development.
Is your national STI system designed and managed to support the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals?
yes
If yes, please describe
Not directly aligned.
What economic, finance and policy tools are available to advance STI geared towards sustainable development and effectively meeting the SDGs?
The National Innovation and Digital strategy (NIDS) developed by DSTI.
How do international development cooperation policies address the role of STI for global development?
Support technology facilitation. Capacity building. Delivered in Cross- border financial transfers. Technical support and policy advice. Assist and facilitate innovation. Provide linkages to scientific advancement and training. Compliment domestic/national efforts e.g. GIZ and WORLD BANK work with MTHE and NCTVA to develop a National Qualifications Framework Skills development and Training for TVET, UNICEF through ‘Le Wi Lan ‘ project has developed Teacher training and monitoring system. UNESCO’s SIDA-STI project to strengthen STI ecosystem in the country for sustainable development. UNESCO’s Support to strengthen gender sensitive STEM Education. GPE supports the Education Sector Plan and Teacher training in digital skills.
How is international science and research collaboration policy shaped and managed in order to contribute to achieving the SDGs
International science contributed by designing Science, Technology and Innovation policies and instruments for the Sustainable Development Goals that translate universal principles into action while respecting national science, technology and innovation priorities and realities.