Development through Innovation in

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Development through Innovation in
Science
,
Technology and
Engineering


Dr. Bahawodin Baha

University of Brighton, UK.

August 10, 2009

Content


Introduction


Recent and future developments in Science,
technology and engineering


Progress so far in Afghanistan


Limited progress



Main obstacles


What needs to be done?


Introduction


The importance of science, technology and
engineering


Agriculture


Industry


Mining


Transport


Telecommunication


Commerce


IT

Recent and future developments


20th Century:


Physics, Electronics, and High
-
Speed Communications and
Transportation



21st Century:


Bio, Nano and information technologies are main challenges


but also Energy, Water, and Sustainability, management are important


Large scale multinational projects


ICT literate workforce is key to the success in all these development

Progress so far


Limited progress has been made


Computer Science and IT departments


Wireless communication companies


ICT has been introduced.


The number of higher education institutions
has been increased


The number of students has been increased


Some lecturers have been sent abroad

Limited progress


The lack of progress to critically review the
curriculum at high school, college and University
levels


The lack of well established labs


Not enough practical work in the curriculum


No major attention to improve the quality of TVE


Lack of suitable plan for the whole country


Sadly, most of the work is symbolic and for
statistical reasons.


Main obstacles


The management lacks knowledge, experience
and vision


The lack of suitable plan for the whole country


Not enough attention to improve quality of
education at all levels


The lack of coordination and close
collaboration between the governmental and
none
-
governmental organizations


What is needed?


Investment is needed in Science, Technology, Engineering and
innovation



Improving infrastructure


Labs


Academic and technical staff


Creating a research culture


Competent and experienced management is required


A dynamic education system is needed


The introduction of Entrepreneurship and innovation in education


Scientific research must be introduced


Improving Education in Science, technology and Engineering in
Afghanistan will accelerate the development in the country.