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Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical 3 rd Self Evaluation Report (ZEN) requested by Council of Ministers of 24 November, 2005 creating an International Support Group for the Reform of State Laboratories (GIARLE) chaired by Dr. Jean-Pierre Contzen and working with the Programme for the Reform of Central Government (PRACE) at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES). Summary including selected projects from management board (DIRAL) to stakeholders listed in bylaws: Steering Committee (CO), Monitoring Unit (UA), Scientific Council (CC), Paritary Commission (CP). Earlier versions were presented at a Plenary Meeting of CC, a joint meeting of CO. UA and a meeting of CP with the non-research staff. 16 March, 2006.
IMPLEMENTING AN EVALUATION CULTURE § Nov. 2003 Bylaws approved § Feb. 2004 Management appointed § May 2004 1 st Self Evaluation Report: CRIP lists management targets § Jan. 2005 2 nd Self Evaluation Report: ENCA defines core competencies § May 2005 Five Year Research Plan voted by CC § Jun. 2005 Internal Regulation Published § Dec. 2005 Inaugural Meeting of CO and UA; Preparatory Group for Evaluation (GPAV, selected from DIRAL) extends CRIP and ENCA into ZEN.
PORTUGUESE STATE LAB DEDICATED TO RESEARCH AND CAPACITY BUILDING IN COUNTRIES FROM PORTUGUESE SPEAKING COMMUNITY (CPLP) 3 CORE COMPETENCIES 1. Sustainable Development and Food Security (SUS) 2. Memories and Identities (MEM) 3. Access to and Preservation of Heritage (PAT)
HUMAN AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES § 187 tenured posts, of which 54 are researchers and 10 are senior researchers § 173 S&T personnel, of which • 23 collaborators • 44 fellowship holders • 53 full-time-equivalent (FTE) researchers are listed in 2001 -2005 publications database § 51 Ph. D, 17 Masters, 63 BA/BSc § Budget – € 8, 3 million in 2006 § External Funding – 16% of imputed research costs
CAPACITY BUILDING AND ADVANCED TRAINING 231 students supervised during 2001/05 DISTRIBUTION OF STUDENTS ACCORDING TO ORIGIN OF INSTITUTION EDUCATION LEVEL OF STUDENTS IN NATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SUPERVISED BY IICT RESEARCHERS
CORE COMPETENCY Sustainable Development and Food Security (SUS) Includes 3 Programmes and 4 Centres 6 partnerships with other state labs 0. 5 ISI publications per FTE researcher year Guinea-Bissau, IICT
SELECTED PROJECTS WITH EXTERNAL FUNDING § Digital soil map of Angola TER PROGRAMME An Information System to support agro-ecological planning, environmental and rural development issues related with the use and conservation of Land Resources of Angola § Protective mechanisms against African swine fever infection AGRI PROGRAMME, Partnership being negotiated with Vet. Research Lab. (LNIV) § Impact assessment for the sub Saharan Africa challenge programme (Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique) AGRI PROGRAMME ASFV infected pig macrophages
Integrated Pest Management on stored rice AGRI Programme Demonstration and Technology transfer Project from Portuguese Agency of Innovation Sponsor: Trécé, Inc. , Salinas California Objectives of Dem Tec Project § Implementation of sampling programs for stored paddy rice from India and Pakistan and milled rice ready for consumption, used in: • risk assessment • decision-making § Application of additional control methods less noxious than existing ones for consumers and the environment § New technology transfer from research to industry § Demonstrations planned for tropical areas (Cape Verde) § Projected visit of team researcher to Oklahoma and Kansas State Universities
BIO/JMAT Programme Digitizing African Types Financed by Andrew Mellon Foundation (USA) at LISC The project is part of the international project African Plants Initiative (API). API aims at creating a online comprehensive database of high-resolution images of all African type specimens from leading herbaria and botanic gardens around the world, including LISC, the herbarium of IICT. Type of Xylia mendoncae Torre LISC has about 245. 000 African specimens. Of these, it is estimated that 3. 500 are type specimens. More than 1000 types have already been digitised.
Evaluation of BIO/JMAT Programme (PALMEIRIM REPORT) New Mission: Research for Biodiversity Management Some weaknesses 1. Unbalanced scientific staff 2. Low capacity to attract external funding Specific measures 1. Broaden research to applied and multidisciplinary areas 2. Maintain current research themes 3. Management plans of natural reserves, preservation strategies for endangered species, conservation projects ex-situ
SUS CENTRES § Centre of Remote Sensing for Development (CDRD) § Coffee Rusts Research Centre (CIFC) § Plant Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology Centre (ECO-BIO) § Forests and Forestry Products Centre (FLOR)
CDRD 1. Global and regional pyrogeography Fire in the Brazilian Amazon: multi-year mapping of area burned and estimation of pyrogenic emissions using remotely sensed data (POCTI/CTA/45126/2002) GEOLAND: Fire induce landcover and forest changes ca. 60 participating international institutions (SIP 3 -CT-2003 -502871) 2. Landcover classification and change detection Landcover changes and successional pathways in the forests of Cantanhez, Guinea. Bissau (POCTI BIA-BDE/57965/2004) Landcover map of Angola (scale 1: 750000), obtained from MODIS and Landsat-TM images.
CIFC Main purpose: to centralise, at international co-operation level, the research on the main coffee diseases Coffee leaf rust Coffee Berry Disease More than 90% of resistant coffee cultivated varieties were created with CIFC help § Development of a strategy for a durable management of the resistance to coffee berry disease (CBD) in Africa (ICA 4 -CT-2001 -10008) § Scientific collaboration in fundamental and practical knowledge in the most important coffee diseases in Tanzania with the ultimate aim of producing coffee varieties with durable resistance to these pathogens (TA STA COF 99 01) § Agreement Cenicafe (Colombia) - since 1976
ECO-BIO § Stress physiology and gene expression. Coffea sp. acclimation to cold and high irradiance stressful conditions (POCTI/AGG/43101/2001) § Role of defense-related genes during the establishment of root-nodule symbioses between higher plants and nitrogen-fixing bacteria (POCTI/AGR/55651/2004) § Growth of plants under environmental controlled conditions to study the responses to biotic and abiotic stresses at genomic, physiological, biochemical and structural levels (CONC-REEQ/374/2001)
FLOR The only group dedicated to the identification of tropical woods and development of non destructive methods of analysis (Portuguese Quality Certificate pending) 1. Tropical wood identification - optimise utilization - counterfeit analysis water content 5145 cm-1 Solid state analysis 2. Non destructive evaluation of wood and wood products Near and Fourier transform infrared for wood chemical and physical properties - extractives, lignin and polysaccharides - modulus of elasticity and basic density
SELECTED INDICATORS SUS 3 PROG 4 CENT Activities with External Funding (%) 66 67 78 Ext. Fund. / Cost (%) 14 4 26 Personnel S&T 76 44 31 FTE S&T 55 27 28 Of which in Publication Database (PD) 33 22 13 Intern. Publications /FTE/yr 2. 1 1. 8 2. 3
CORE COMPETENCY Memories and Identities (MEM) Includes 2 Programmes and 1 Centre Planta do Quartelamento e Fortaleza da Ilha de Moçambique. Carlos J. dos Reis e Gama, 1802 AHU
SELECTED PROJECTS WITH EXTERNAL FUNDING General History of Cape Verde 3 volumes, 2 prizes, 1 honourable mention Cooperation project between Portugal and Cape Verde to publish a National History based on the organization of a documentary corpus on Cape Verde History. Cartography, Politics and Colonial Territories Database system on documents and cartography, produced by the Cartographic Commission, including data on frontiers’ delimitation, natural resources and territory management CD ROM with cartographic documents available to CPLP and other countries
SELECTED PROJECTS WITH EXTERNAL FUNDING Dynamics of Interaction in the Lusophone World Focus on rural and urban processes relevant for the study of colonial policies and cultural interactions. Memories, Heritage and Cultural Cooperation Study of the material and non-material heritage shared by CPLP countries
FORTHCOMING EVENTS AND BOOKS THE ATLANTIC SPACE OF THE ANCIENT REGIME Partnership with Overseas History Centre (CHAM), 2005 Historians, archivists, anthropologists, sociologists Proceedings forthcoming INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON HISTORY OF AFRICA Lisbon 1988 and 1999, Rio de Janeiro 1996, Maputo 2004 Next edition planned for Cape Verde, 2006 COLONIAL CARTOGRAPHY IN AFRICA Coloquium 7 -10 Nov. 2006
Interdisciplinary Programme for GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT (DES) 1. To study Public Private Partnerships (PPP) capable of contributing to economic and social development § Cape Verde Virtual (CVV) 3 D Visualisation System of pluridisciplinar georeferenced information for turistic, cultural, educational and scientific applications to foster Cape Verde development. 2. To design interdisciplinary projects helping CPLP countries with difficulties in fullfiling the MDGs - Health Promotion and Illness Prevention § Temporal and spatial transmission risk of parasites emerging from freshwater ecosystems in Santiago Island (Cape Verde) § Nutrition, Child Growth (S. Tomé and Timor) and Development
SELECTED INDICATORS MEM 2 PROG DES Activities with External Funding (%) 75 77 67 Ext. Fund. / Cost (%) 15 15 20 Personnel S&T 45 43 7 FTE S&T 41 37 4 Of which in Publication Database (PD) 19 17 2 Intern. Publications /FTE/yr 0. 8 0. 5 3. 4
CORE COMPETENCY Preservation and Access of Heritage (PAT) Includes INTERMINISTERIAL PROGRAMME TO TREAT AND PROVIDE ACCESS TO IICT HERITAGE (PI) and services open to the public: Overseas Historical Archive (AHU) Tropical Garden (JMAT) Documentation Centre (CDI) Photo before and after treatment Goa, Emile Marini collection - IICT
PAT & PI § PAT provides an enabling environment for the adoption of best practices in preservation and conservation, museology, archival and information sciences. This core competency acts as a platform for research and communication within and between SUS and MEM § Staff is mainly doing technical work and almost 50% is external (in this case fellowships play an important role in overcoming the freeze in recruitment and the attraction of young professionals) PI, after 8 months: • Inserted 15, 600 records in interactive databases • Treated and organised 18, 500 collection items
AIMS OF PAT Technical Work Cooperation Identification communication classification preservation of collections AHU Laboratory Research Activity Study of Portuguese overseas heritage Anthropological Mission Films Angola, 1950 -55 AHU Archives Transferring knowledge and technology, allowing the sustainable development of CPLP countries
PI Bibliographical Collections – Portuguese Museums Institute – Science and Technology Foundation – National Library Conservation And Training – Nova University of Lisbon – Polytechnic Institute of Tomar Entomology collection Wood samples collection Archaeology collection Photographic collections Ethnographic collection Scientific Instruments
INTERACTIVE DATABASES Collective Catalogue online - over 150 libraries GBIF – § National Library: PORBASE 5 (bibliographical collections); § U. S. National Science Foundation / Kansas University Biodiversity Research Center: SPECIFY (zoological collections) Global Biodiversity Information Facility (152 data providers) IGC § University of Oxford: BRAHMS (botanical collections): 34 international botanical databases § IPM / Matriz. Net: MATRIZ (archaeological, art and ethnographic collections) Portuguese Museums Network – over 28 museums
AHU Responsible for the arrangement of and the access to more than 15 km of records produced by the Portuguese overseas offices between mid 17 th century and ca. 1974, a few of which to be transfered 2500 readers in 2005 65% Portuguese 20% CPLP 10% UE 5% other countries More than 500 specific search requests / year
AHU Projects under consideration § Heritage Built by the Portuguese in Africa Ministries of Public Works and Foreign Affairs § Atlantic Africa Ministry of Culture of Brazil, CPLP 2006 Events January 18, Conference with Conservation Institute (IPCR) on Prevention and Emergency Plans in Museums Archives and Libraries February 15, book launch in the presence of the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs
TROPICAL GARDEN A botanical garden, created in 1906, that holds a valuable collection of plant species mainly from tropical and sub-tropical regions • Member of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), Iberian-Macaronesian Association of Botanic Gardens (AIMJB) European Botanic Gardens Consortium. • Subscribed to the 2003 International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation. Has benefited since 1992 from support of Berardo Foundation and other sponsors. League of Friends of JMAT to be launched soon.
SHOWCASE OF TROPICAL RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION § Research on taxonomy, biodiversity, natural and ecological resources § Education services and public awareness events 25 January 2006 100 th anniversary celebration in the presence of minister Launch of “The Adventure of Plants” “Under the Double Shade of Trees” Exhibition 23 September 2005 European Researchers Night, in the presence of Secretary of State
COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION ARE TOP PRIORITIES FOR CO AND UA (ALSO GIARLE!) Website being revamped at www. iict. pt Updated News Interministerial Programme to treat and access IICT patrimony Data. Bases Documentation and Information Centre Overseas Historical Archive Large quantity of publications available in CDI Non technical summary of pappers appearing regularly in “Africa Today” and “Nova Cidadania” www. tvciencia. pt
SELECTED EVENTS African Cinema Festival November 2005 Angola Anthropological Mission Films Lisbon Book Fair with Chaves Ferreira Publishers Lusophone Book Fair in East Timor November 2005 DVD with “Dances of Timor”. Timor Anthropological Mission Films
SELECTED EVENTS Program Live Science from MCTES 200 children and youths in 2004 and 2005. 50 years of the Coffee Rust Research Centre, in the presence of Secretary of State 29 April 2005 Luanda-Exibition: “ 50 years of scientific books about Angola with Institute Camões and Catholic University of Angola September 2004
VISITS AND SEMINARS § Visit of IRD President and Presentation of Palmeirim Report Burnay Palace, 15 December/05 § Visit of Prime Minister of Cape Verde in the presence of Portuguese Science Minister Burnay Palace, 30 November/04 § Innovation and Multilateral Agreements: which impact for developing countries Conference by Prof. Jean Pierre Contzen at Junqueira 30, Auditorium, 14 June/05 § Seminars arranged by Chair of Scientific Council. First series began with President of Foundation for Science and Technology. Planned second series on scientific knowledge and its constraints at Junqueira 30, Auditorium