ATPS Executive Director named the Technology Executive of the Year at the Africa Technology Awards 2012
We are pleased to announce that the ATPS Executive Director, Prof. Kevin Chika Urama, has received an award as the Technology Executive of the Year 2012! He was one of three Executives nominated for the award by the United States based Africa Technology Awards (ATA) - http://www.africatechnologyawards.com/ .
The 2012 Africa Technology Awards also recognised:
) as the Winner of the Technology Provider of the Year;
) as the Winner of the Technology Product of the Year;
) as the Winner of the Best Application of Technology of the Year; and
African Virtual University (
) as the Technology Educator of the Year, respectively.
The Africa Technology Awards recognize individuals, organizations and teams for their distinguished achievements and outstanding contributions to innovation and development of Africa. The awards appreciate exceptional technology innovators who have tirelessly devoted their time, efforts and resources to research and development in the areas of technology across Africa and have made breakthroughs in shaping the future of our continent. Prof. Urama received the award at the high profile ATA Gala and Award ceremony which was held on Saturday, 19 May 2012 at the Park Inn Sandton Hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The members and stakeholders of the African Technology Policy Studies (ATPS) congratulate Prof. Urama for attaining this recognition. The award is an affirmation that Prof. Urama’s active promotion of sustainable development in Africa through science, technology and innovation (STI) is no doubt making welcome impacts and generating global interest and recognition. This further attests to the role of the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) in STI capacity strengthening in the continent and globally. For more details on the activities of Prof. Urama, visit http://www.atpsnet.org
For more details on the awards, please see http://www.africatechnologyawards.com/ .
Posted on Tuesday 3rd July, 2012
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