About ASEAN Plan on Action on STI (APASTI) Task Force

Background Information:

Science, technology and innovation have been considered as an important key element in driving economic growth, enhancing community well-being and promoting integration in ASEAN region. In realizing the goals of ASEAN Community 2025, the Committee on Science, Technology, and Innovation (COSTI) considered developing the new action plan titled ASEAN Plan of Action on Science, Technology and Innovation (APASTI) 2016-2025. The transformation from past ASEAN Plan of Action on Science and technology (APAST) 2007-2015 to APASTI 2016-2025 will provide strategic direction of COST in implementing the programmes/activities focusing on public-private collaboration, talent mobility, people-to-people connectivity and inclusiveness, enterprise support, and public awareness and STI enculturation.

The APASTI Task Force is aimed at strengthening ASEAN Secretariat and Review of ASEAN organs and further tasked the consultant who developed the ASEAN Plan of Action on Science, Technology and Innovation (APASTI) to review the mechanism for more efficient and more effective work processes of ASEAN COSTI.