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Responsible STI Advisory Committee

Unlike the other Executive Board committees, membership of the Responsible STI Advisory Committee is not restricted to the ATPS Board of Governors. The committee which acts mainly in an advisory capacity includes delegates from the ATPS Board of Governors and a selected number of invited international STI experts. Delegates of the ATPS Secretariat and the ATPS National Chapters also sit on the committee in ex-officio capacity to ensure effective communication between the committee and the ATPS Network.

The ATPS Responsible STI Committee advices the Secretariat Management Committee (SMC) to develop the content of the ATPS STI capacity building activities and provides quality assurance for all ATPS program activities, publications and other knowledge valorization via the electronic media. Specific tasks of the ATPS STI Advisory Committee include:

  • To input into discussions on the future direction of the ATPS through periodic e-mail discussions with the ATPS Board and the rest of the committee membership.
  • To help to develop the content of the ATPS STI capacity building activities by helping the ATPS to connect with key STI knowledge communities and by encouraging leading STI policy actors (researchers, policy makers, and practitioners) to participate in the activities of the ATPS, and
  • To guarantee the quality of the ATPS program implementation, publications and other knowledge valorization activities by occasionally acting as a referee and/or by suggesting suitable referees for country activity proposals and ATPS publications.

Whilst the ATPS hopes that the Responsible STI Advisory Committee would actively support the ATPS' STI capacity building effort, we are very conscious of the numerous demands on the committee members' time and cost effectiveness of maintaining their advisory roles for the ATPS. The Committee is therefore expected to discharge its duties to the ATPS via e-mail discussions, occasional teleconferencing, video conferencing and request for nominations of referees of ATPS submissions when needed. Where possible, members of the Advisory committee would themselves be requested to referee ATPS proposals, publications and policy intervention plans which fall in their core areas of expertise. ATPS expects to receive special guidance from Committee members on emerging STI policy issues that the ATPS should pursue.

All committee members will be invited to participate in the ATPS annual conferences and annual general meetings which normally take place in November/December each year. They will also receive free copies of all ATPS publications, and receive regular updates on all ATPS activities. The Committee is chaired by an elected member of the ATPS Board of Governors to ensure that the ATPS Board is fully engaged in, and aware of the advice provided by the committee to the ATPS Secretariat

Acting Director & Advisor
NEPAD Office of Science and Technology
Tel:(+27) 12 841-3653
Fax:(+27) 12 841-4414


African Science, Technology & Innovation Indicators (ASTII) Initiative
NEPAD Office of Science & Technology
Tel. +27 (12) 841 4347
Mobile: +27 (83) 258 6104
Fax: +27 (12) 841 4414
Website: http://www.nepadst.org


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
PO Box 616 , NL-6200 MD Maastricht
The Netherlands
Tel:  +31-43-388 3321    
Website: http://www.fdcw.unimaas.nl/staff/bijker


The Open University,
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA,
United Kingdom
Email: or


Macaulay Institute
Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH
Tel : +44 1224 395286 (Direct), +44 1224 395000 (Main);Fax :+ 44 1224 395035
Email: ,
Website: http://www.orskovfoundation.org/


United Nations University – MERIT
Maastricht ,
The Netherlands
Email : or


International Society of Ecological Economics (ISEE)
Chair, Department of Development, Agriculture and Society
Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
Tel: +55 21 2551 1320
Email :


Prof. Norah K. Olembo

Executive Director,
African Biotechnology Stakeholders Forum
P. O. Box 66069
Nairobi 00800
Tel: + 254-20-444 4558
Email: or


Professor of Rural Economy,
Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
19 Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EP
Tel: +44 1223 337134;Fax: +44 1223 337132


Dean, Faculty of Pure and Applied SDciences
Mona Campus, The University of the West Indies
Kingston 7, Jamaica


Prof. Lynn K. Mytelka

Professorial Fellow
35, rue Lhomond
75005 Paris, France
Tel : +33 1 47 07 37 90


Director, STEPRI-C.S.I.R.
P.O. Box CT 519
Accra , Ghana
Tel : +233-21-779401/773856


National Project Coordinator
Applied Training Project
Nile Basin Initiative
Nairobi , Kenya
Tel: +254 20 208 0371
Email: or


ATPS National Chapters – Southern Africa Representative

ATPS-Swaziland National Coordinator
Senior Lecturer & ATPS National Coordinator
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Swaziland
Tel : +268 527 40 21
Email :


ATPS National Chapters – Western Africa Representative

ATPS-Nigeria National Coordinator
Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension
University of Nigeria
Nsukka, Enugu State
Tel : +234 42 771019
Email : or


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