Science and technology investment initiative for employment creation and poverty reduction
The main aim of this initiative is to combine research with technological and social innovation to develop models that empower people living in poverty.
It will develop mechanism for screening scientific results obtained by members of SDN with the view to convert concepts and ideas into small projects that can be used as a tool for solving the employment and poverty problems.
It will also assist small and medium enterprises in technology acquisition, adoption and up-gradation, foster and promote a close and productivity linkage between industry and research and development institutions including universities.
This project will aim to do work on the ground to identify innovative ideas and explore new models and approaches that are adapted to local conditions with the aim to reduce poverty and create employment chances.