(a) Conduct policy research, analysis and studies on how to harness science and technology for the economic development;
(b) Serve as a think-tank for governments, legislatures and public/private bodies engaged in the governance of the national science, technology and innovation system;
(c) Provide training for post-graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in the field of science, technology and innovation policy;
(d) Organize, in partnership with other institutions and development agencies, training course as contribution to the implementation of the African Union’s Science and Technology Consolidated Plan of Action.