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Lao People's Democratic Republic's National
Innovation System Diagnosis and STI Strategy Development

22-23 October 2013
Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

Organized by
Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) New Delhi, India and
Science & Technology Policy Institute (STEPI) Seoul, Republic of Korea

in cooperation with and hosted by
Department of Technology & Innovation (DTI),
Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST)
Vientiane, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Supported by
Ministry of Science & Technology, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, Republic of Korea
APCTT-ESCAP and United Nations Development Programme

Programme
22 October 2013, Tuesday

Inaugural Session

0900-0930 Registration
0930-0950 Welcoming Remarks
  Mr. Nanjundappa Srinivasan, APCTT-ESCAP
  Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI
  Mr. Houmphanh Intharath, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology,
Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic
0950-1000 Photo session (All Participants)
1000-1010 Coffee/Tea break

Session I: NIS Overview
Moderators: Chair: Mr. Soumana Choulamany, MOST; Co-Chairs: Mr. N. Srinivasan, APCTT-ESCAP and Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI LIPI

1010-1040 "Promotion of National Innovation Systems in the Asia-Pacific countries by APCTT-ESCAP: The way forward"
Mr. N. Srinivasan, APCTT-ESCAP
1040-1110 "Key components of National Innovation Systems"
Mr. Satyabrata Sahu, APCTT-ESCAP
1110-1140 "Linking science and industry: The case of Korea"
Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI
1140-1200 Discussion
1200-1330 Lunch break

Session II: Lao NIS Linkages & Partnerships of Key Actors
Moderators: Mr. Soumana Choulamany, MOST; Co-Chairs: Mr. N. Srinivasan,
APCTT-ESCAP and Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI

1330-1400 "Government role in the NIS of Lao People's Democratic Republic"
Mrs. Khamnhong Sichanthvong, Department of Technology and Innovation, MOST
1400-1430 "Research role in the NIS of Lao People's Democratic Republic"
Mr. Soukavanh Phonetheva, Research Institute for Education Sciences, Ministry of Education and Sports
1430-1445 Coffee/Tea break
1445-1515 "Industry role in the NIS of Lao People's Democratic Republic"
Mr. Viengasavang Thipphavong, Economic Research Institute for Trade, Ministry of Industry and Commerce
1515-1600 Discussion

23 October 2013, Wednesday

Session III:Diagnosis of Innovation System of Lao PDR: Approach & Analysis
Moderators: Mr. Soumana Choulamany, MOST; Co-Chairs: Mr. N. Srinivasan, APCTT-ESCAP and Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI

0900-0930 "Diagnosis and strategy development: The STEPI approach"
Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI
0930-1020 "Lao Peopless Democratic Republicss NIS socio-economic context, survey results & policy review"
Mr. Sira Maliphol, STEPI
1020-1040 Coffee/Tea break
1040-1110 “Synthesis of Lao innovation system diagnosis and strategic direction”
Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI
1110-1200 Discussion: Stakeholder elaboration on diagnosis and strategies
1200-1330 Lunch break

Session IV:Diagnosis of Innovation System of Lao People's Democratic Republic: Strategy Development & Implementation
Moderators: Mr. Soumana Choulamany, MOST; Co-Chairs: Mr. N. Srinivasan, APCTT-ESCAP and Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI

1330-1400 "Nepal STI implementation strategies"
Prof. Krishna Raj Shrestha, RECAST
1400-1430 "Necessity of STI development: Bangladesh perspective"
Mr. Md. Matiur Rahman, MOST, Bangladesh
1430-1450 Coffee/Tea break

Session V:Master Plan of Technology & Innovation Development: Moving Forward with Key Stakeholders in Lao People's Democratic Republic
Moderators: Mr. Soumana Choulamany, MOST; Co-Chairs: Mr. N. Srinivasan, APCTT-ESCAP and Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI

1450-1520 "Lao Peopless Democratic Republic Pilot Questionnaire Survey results and analysis"
Ms. Fine Yang, STEPI
1520-1600 Discussion
- Priority setting with analytical hierarchy process (AHP)
- Programme design
- Funding
- Implementation
1600-1630 Closing Remarks
- Mr. Soumana Choulamany, MOST, Lao People's Democratic Republic
- Mr. Nanjundappa Srinivasan, APCTT_ESCAP
- Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, STEPI