St. Lucia to develop Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

The Government of Saint Lucia has embarked on the development of a Science Technology and Innovation Policy for Saint Lucia.

With funding support via the Inter- American Development Bank through Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility, the National Competitiveness and Productivity Council (NCPC) is spearheading the development of an STI Policy for Saint Lucia.

Director of the NCPC, Fiona Hinkson explained that Saint Lucia is now taking steps towards the development of a tangible innovation policy as part of the National Competitiveness Agenda.

The NCPC has partnered with the Division of Innovation, the Department of Sustainable Development and the Department of Public Sector Modernization in the formulation of the STI Policy.

Science and Technology Officer, Berthia Thomas said this policy will function as the overarching framework to provide strategic direction to the Science and Technology Department.

Policy Links, IfM Education and Consultancy Services, University of Cambridge, has been contracted to provide technical assistance for the implementation of the National Competitiveness Agenda for Saint Lucia and the STI Policy will be one of the deliverables from this project.