What is COSTI?

The Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) was established on February 1, 2013 as mandated by the cabinet decision of September 9, 2011 with the specific aim of coordination and monitoring of Science,



Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT)

Evidence Based STI Approaches to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

Meeting of the Senior Policy Makers from the Asia-Pacific Region



Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI), Sri Lanka

26 November, 2014

3rd Floor, MILODA, Ministry of Finance and Planning

Colombo, Sri Lanka


0830 - 0930          -               Opening Session of Asia Pacific Business Forum (APBF)

Inaugural Session

0930 – 1000         -               Registration

1000 – 1100         -               Opening Statement/Address

                                                Prof. Sirimali Fernando, CEO, COSTI

                                                Post 2015 Development Agenda of the United Nations

Mr. Michael Williamson, Head of APCTT

                                                Address by Prof. Tissa Vitarana, Hon. Senior Minister for Scientific Affairs,

Sri Lanka

1100 – 1230                         Session I – Evidence Based STI Policy Making and its Governance: Opportunities and Challenges

                                                Chairperson: Mr. Michael Williamson

-          STI Approaches to Sustainable Development – Issues, Opportunities and Challenges

Mr. N. Srinivasan, Coordinator, STI, APCTT

-          Evidence based STI Coordination and Monitoring Framework in Sri Lanka

Prof. Ajith De Alwis, Project Director, COSTI

-          Member country presentations


Mr. Kazi SalahUddin Akbar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology

China, P.R of

Ms. Rongfang Wang, Coordinator, Division of International Organizations and Conferences, Department of International Cooperation Ministry of Science and Technology


Mr. Mohd Azhar Bin Yahaya, Deputy Secretary-General (Policy), Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation/Mr. Mohd Mokhtar Bin Tahar, Under Secretary of Industry Division, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

-          Discussion

1230 – 1330         -               Lunch Break

1330 - 1530          -               Session I Continued ……

Chairperson: Mr. N. Sirinivasan

-          Member country presentations


Mr. Amjad Hussain, Joint Scientific Advisor, Ministry of Science and Technology


Mr. Edgar Garcia, Director, Technology Application and Promotion Institute

Department of Science and Technology

Republic of Korea

Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee, Research Fellow, Science & Technology Policy Institute

Sri Lanka

Dr Muditha Liyanagedara, Director General, National Science & Technology Commission


Mr. Siriporn Larpkiattaworn, Senior Research Officer, Material Innovation Department, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)/Mrs. Panida Thepkhun, Research Officer, Energy Technology Department Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)

1530 – 1545         -               Coffee/Tea break

1545 – 1615                         Session II – Panel discussion on the Evidence Based STI Approaches including Policy Making and Governance in countries of the Asia-Pacific region

                                                Moderator: Mr. Michael Williamson

                                                Panelists: Mr. N. Sirinivasan, Prof. Ajith de Alwis, Mr. Jeong Hyop Lee and

Mr. Edgar Garcia                        

1615 – 1645         -               Concluding Remarks

-          Mr. Michael Williamson, APCTT

-          Mr. Shehan  Ratnavale, COSTI

-          Participating member countries


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