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International Focal Point for

Seventh Framework Programme

Regional Focal Point for

CEIS - Caribbean Energy Information System



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In keeping with the widely acknowledged fact that the judicious application of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) is critical to the socio-economic development of any country, the Information Services Division continues to position itself to play a pivotal role in the local economy.

In this regard the Division focuses mainly on the   continual sensitization on the importance and value of science and technology (S&T) to nation building. Other areas of focus include: (i) the provision of needed and much sought after information for S&T solutions to a variety of problems encountered in home settings as well as in the world of work (ii) the maintenance of a management Information System to facilitate and enhance the delivery of service council wide.

Target end-users include business persons, community groups; academia, particularly primary and high school students; policymakers and technologists.

The Division also fulfills a co-ordinating role in respect of Information Networks such as the Scientific and Technical Information Network (STIN) and the Caribbean Energy Information System (CEIS) of which it is the National Focal Point and Regional Focal Point respectively.

The Library of the Scientific Research Council was designated Focal Point of the STIN network in 1977. The primary objective of STIN is to enable users to have ready access to scientific and technological information available both locally and abroad. The STIN network is made up of a group of libraries and information units dedicated to developing and providing S&T information services through cooperative efforts (for more information visit National Library of Jamaica).

Membership in STIN comprises some 40 science and technology libraries and documentation centres while CEIS is a network of 18 Caribbean Countries including Guyana.

Co-ordination of the aforementioned networks coupled with other forms of networking and mutually beneficial relationships features prominently in the delivery of quality service to a wide variety of target groups. Very important linkages are maintained with international, regional and local entities a listing of which comprises: World Association of Industrial and   Technical Research Organizations (WAITRO), World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), Organization of American States (OAS), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), National Institute of Higher Education, Research,   Science and Technology (NIHERST) Jamaica Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), the Jamaica Business   Development Company (JBDC), Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) the Advisory Council on the National Information System (ACNIS) and the Bureau of Standards, Jamaica.

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