Investments in Research, Science, Technology and Innovation (RSTI) is indispensable for any Country or institution that seeks to secure national security, and accelerate realization of inclusive and sustainable socio-economic development. The catastrophic impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic devastated the entire world and brought to the fore the immense and life-saving role of STI as first responder in the global fight against the pandemic and future disasters, thus revealing the need to mainstream and integrate STI strategies in programmes, projects and service delivery systems in MDAs.
Kenya Vision 2030 & its Medium-Term Plans and the national priorities recognize the role of RSTI in increasing productivity, enhancing efficiency levels, accelerating economic development, as well as creating comparative advantage and competitiveness of the country. RSTI is also recognized as key in transforming the country from a factor-based to an innovation-led, knowledge economy.
Depending on the level of implementation, MDAs are required to appoint or re-appoint STI focal person and champions and ensure that the same are trained.
The performance indicator applies to all public institutions with a component of research, science, technology and innovation in their mandate and functions.
MDAs are required to undertake the following:
1. Develop or implement the institutional STI Mainstreaming Strategy using the template provided on NACOSTI’s website (30%);
2. Develop and implement annual work plan for institutional STI Mainstreaming (50%); and
3. Submit quartely and annual report to NACOSTI using the STI Mainstreaming reporting template provided on NACOSTI’s website (20%);
All MDAs are required to prepare and submit quarterly performance reports online to NACOSTI within 15 days following the end of a quarter and the annual performance reports within 15 days after the end of the contract period as per the templates provided in the tables. ”
Prior to filling the reporting tool, kindly prepare in advance for the following requirements:
- Duly filled table 1-14 (Downloadable here) where applicable. (in .excel file format)
- Documentary evidence as listed below where applicable. (in .pdf file format)i. Appointment letter for Focal Person
ii. Appointment letter for the Champion(s)
iii. Approved STI mainstreaming work plan signed by the CEO/Head of Institution
iv. Approved STI strategy signed by the CEO/Head of the Institution
v. Approved staff establishment
vi. Documentary evidence on Research, Technology and Innovation Outputs
vii. Intellectual Property (IP) Policy
viii. Research Policy for the Institution
ix. Summary report of the activities of ISERC
x. A CEO/VC/Accounting Officer/Principal/Director forwarding letter